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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and have kept fish for over 40 years.
High nitrates, infrequent water changes and inappropriate lighting are all contributing factors to the slimey red algae that you are seeing. I would 1 get some good size algae eater and try and clean as much algae out as much as possible. I would get as much as you can out of the tank, because if you do not it can take over the tank and the tank can become toxic.I would limit lighting and slow on feeing until you can get all under control. Lastly you may want to add once teaspoon full of aquarim salt per gallon of water.
`THe Salt will act as a tonic for the fish is anti bacterial, antifungal and antprasitic.
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