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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Angelfish eat algae!

I have a 210 with 7 juvenile angelfish. The tank has yet to find its balance and has a lot of filamentous brown algae. This stuff is very soft and doesn't stick tenaciously to the plants. You can pull it off very easily.

The funny thing is that the angels love it. They pull it off in long strands and suck it down their gullet. I have actually never seen any fish go after algae as voraciously as these guys go after this. They don't touch BBA or green spot or anything else.

Unfortunately if I had 100 angels, it would not be enough to keep ahead of this stuff.


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Ooo, a 210. I love that size. Someday.........

My long gone angels liked the long green filamentous algae they could only get when I pulled the hornwort out of the tank, they went nuts for it!

Rosy Barbs loved the algae on the glass but couldn't eat it due to having the wrong type mouth. They followed me when I scraped the glass to get the yummy stuff. Somehow they never got cut on the razor blade.
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Young angels do indeed eat greens Adults not so much, but it's crazy the way they will compete for algae wafers with the loaches (go figure) Provide a green flake and mine ignore it but still do battle on the bottom for the pellets.


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