Re:Oh No! Emerald Crab

Pete Giwojna

Dear Caroline:

Yes, I think so — under the circumstances, I’m sure your Emerald Mithrax crab will be fine while you are away on vacation.

However, I am a little concerned about the hair algae in your seahorse tank. Hair algae is not directly harmful to seahorses, but it is an indicator of deteriorating water quality. The appearance of nuisance algae such as hair algae suggest there are excess nutrients in the aquarium (most likely phosphates and high levels of nitrates). So you will want to address that problem in order to restore optimum water quality to your aquarium again and get rid of the unsightly hair algae.

Search this forum for hair algae, and you will find discussions with lots of useful information for controlling and eliminating the hair algae. Let me know if you are having any difficulty locating the hair algae control suggestions, and I will be happy to post them again for you here if you can’t find them on your own.

Best wishes with all your fishes, Caroline!

Have a great time on your vacation in a few weeks!

Pete Giwojna

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