What do you do when you’re confronted with an overwhelming amount of chemicals in your fish tanks?
You can’t really control the environment, so you need to take a proactive approach, says a new report.
“We know the effects are toxic and it’s not easy to treat,” said Mark Smith, CEO of the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental group based in Washington, DC.
“But we’re starting to see an effort to try to manage the environment and make the best use of our resources.”
Smith and other environmental groups have been trying to find ways to make the chemicals less toxic to fish.
“There are so many different ways to manage what you can control,” he said.
For example, they are now using a “greenhouse gas” label on some fish products, to help them keep their ammonia levels down.
They are also using filters to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in fish waste, to reduce their levels in the environment.
Smith is also using a new method called a “fish diet” that involves adding nutrients to the fish.
These can include certain types of algae, as well as a certain type of algae that can make some fish grow more quickly and produce more food for their aquariums.
The group says it has been able to get some of the chemicals out of fish feed.
The Environmental Working Groups report says these new treatments have made a difference.
“The benefits of using a fish diet to improve fish health have been well-documented,” it said.
“In addition to the potential for increased productivity, a fish meal that is supplemented with a fish-based diet can reduce ammonia levels in aquaria by up to 90 percent.”
The group also says the algae-based supplements may be able to make fish more resistant to a wide range of diseases, including bacterial overgrowth, salmonella, salicylate poisoning, and fungal infections.
“Algae are essential for fish health,” the report said.
Some fish have been using fish diets for years, but this report is the first time the group has looked at the effects on fish and their health.
“It’s important to look at the impacts of the fish diet on the environment,” Smith said.
A few years ago, the group also tested the efficacy of using algae-free fish foods.
The results were mixed.
Some people found that the algae reduced the fish’s ammonia levels by up 10 percent, but others found it increased their ammonia by as much as 80 percent.
Still, the algae is one of the easiest to remove from the environment because it can be washed away in the rain or just left in the water.
Smith said he has no plans to change his way of thinking about fish.
He thinks the algae can be used for a number of other things, like making more food, improving the water quality, or helping to reduce algae blooms.
“A lot of people don’t realize the huge environmental benefit of algae,” he added.
Smith also thinks that the way we manage our fish is one thing that needs to change.
“I believe the way you manage fish is important,” he told The Huffington Post.
“You can’t have a fish with 100 different kinds of fish.
It’s a problem.”
He added that it would be good if the EPA started requiring manufacturers to label algae-containing products on their products.
“Fish are the lifeblood of our planet,” he concluded.