Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mountaintop, PA
The 4-1-1 on Rosy Barbs.
I have a good hold on a past alage situation and I am looking into getting something to clean up the remaining fuzz algae on my plants. But here is the low down...I live in an area where a top notch pet store is Petsmart.
Needless to say I am VERY limited in selection. I had asked a lfs to order me a pitbull pleco, but then they told me it would be about 30 bucks for a small one. Shrimp are out due to my angelfish. SAE are also unavailable in my area. (not to mention my lfs refuses to believe me when I say there is a difference between a true SAE and a Flying fox).
On to my question. I have read that rosy barbs will munch on fuzz algae, but will they also chow down on my plants? Anybody have any experience with them? I know mollies will also eat algae, but for me, that would be a last resort.