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HMMM algae

what are good algea eaters that wont tear up the plants

i have flag fish, bushy nose, and ramshorns on hand

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 02:54 AM
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Depends what kinda Algae you have ? a few not mentioned are Amano shrimp, ottos, & then there are Rosy Barbs they just love to consume copious amounts of hair Algae.

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dont rosy barbs start tearing up plants? Ive see what barbs can do to anubias

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Had a couple of different Anubias in my tank & I never saw them messing with it or anything else for that matter apart from hair Algae...which is what I put em' in there for within a wk it was gone & stayed gone & they still never messed with the plants .

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My experience with Rosy Barbs was that they like to eat plants with fine leaves....
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