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Old 04-29-2004, 04:21 PM   #1
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Hello,

I've got a case of green spotted algae on my plants. It's a 46gal and I think I've got the source under control but I'm looking at adding some workers to help clean up the mess. Right now, I've got 5 ottos (I know that's not enough), 3 SAEs (who are getting lazy and eating food) and a common pleco (who did a REALLY good job on the brown algae).

Question is... Can anything (fish or shrimp) clean the spots on the plants? It's that hard green spotted algae.

Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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Shrimp will try to pick at it.. but generally its too hard for them
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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Chaetostoma spp. can help with spot algae, or you can try dosing your phosphate levels to 1.5-2 ppm.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:52 AM   #4
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I have not found a fish or shrimp that will eat green spot algae.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:59 AM   #5
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:18 AM   #6
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2la what kind of fish is that? Never seen one of those around here
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:23 AM   #7
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Chaetostoma cf. thomsoni (it's labeled on the album cover's caption). Those are old pics; here are some better ones (easy to see how they got their common name of 'rubbernose pleco'):





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Old 04-30-2004, 03:33 AM   #8
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2la, I've been meaning to tell you for awhile now... you take great pics! What's your camera setup?

Also o/t, what's that plant in the linked pic?
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:10 AM   #9
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Wow, perhaps I should be getting one of those rubbernose pleco's. Hope they can live in peace with bristlenoses
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I have both, no problems with them getting along.

Glad Tula chimed in. I tried to find the link to that photo album before I posted, unsuccessfully.
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Yeah, those pics were nice and the rubbernose pleco did a really good job on your green spots.

Thanks guys!
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:55 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by amanda huggenkiss
2la, I've been meaning to tell you for awhile now... you take great pics! What's your camera setup?

Also o/t, what's that plant in the linked pic?
Hi amanda, sorry it took so long to respond--was in MN looking for homes...

My older photos were taken with a Sony DSC-P1. I may also have some photos from a DSC-P92 and a DSC-F707. My newer stuff is predominantly from a DSC-F717.

The plant in the picture is Anubias barter var. nana.
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:29 PM   #13
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I have seen the rubbernose at Petsmart.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:42 PM   #14
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I have seen the rubbernose at Petsmart.
Good call, I went and picked up one today at petsmart for $3. It was named a RubberLip Pleco. Cute looking fellow (or gal, have yet to determine).

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Old 05-09-2004, 07:08 PM   #15
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what do they eat once the greenspot is gone?
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