Re:Black Slime


Dear Pete,
Ok, I’m sorry, I am really frustrated with my tank. I have done everything we had talked about and just when I think things are getting better…. the next day the entire floor of my tank it covered with the black stuff. It is now over all the coral and the plants.

I have, several times, tried to scoop up as much of the slimey stuff as possible and it seems to help for a day or so, but the seahorses’ breathing seems compromised for several hours after stirring things up.

My pH level was up to 8.1 as of this week end and the water is still showing 0 for NO2/NO3, NH3 and Phosphates.

Would it be better to start allover again? Could I start with the "Natural Seawater" from the fish store? Does this have the normal bacteria levels in it, or would I have to cycle for several weeks all over again?
One reason I am so concerned is that there was actually some algae growing on the back of one of the horses and I am now getting concerned for their welfare.

As usual, I appreciate your help.

America's Only Seahorse Aqua-Farm and One of Hawaii's Most Popular Attractions

Ocean Rider seahorse farm is a consistent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and "Top 10 Things To Do" Kona, Hawaii attraction. Our "Magical Seahorse Tours" are educational and fun for the whole family.

Tour tickets are available for Purchase On-Line. Space is limited and subject to availability.

small seahorse Ocean Rider, Inc. is an Organic Hawaiian-Based Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Aquarium that Follows Strict Good Farming Practices in Raising Seahorses and Other Aquatic Life.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation

Inspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Help us save the seahorse and the coral reefs they live in with a tax deductible contribution to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. You will be helping to protect and propagate over 25 species of endangered seahorses, sea dragons and friends.

Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

A Different Kind of Farm (Video) »

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii
Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Tours

73-4388 Ilikai Place

Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

Map & Directions


Contact Ocean Rider

Copyright ©1999-2023
All Rights Reserved | Ocean Rider Inc.

My Online Order Details

Purchase Policy

Site Terms and Conditions