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Thick Black Algea & snail

I am currently being plagued by thick black algea. Do snails or shrimp eat that stuff? Furthermore I am currently housing four 4in angels so I am unable to get shrimp or snails at this time. Is there any other fish that will touch this stuff because my oto's are either ignoring it or to well fed from it.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 05:00 AM
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Ill see if there are any at the LFS. I know they have flying foxes. If they dont have SAE should I go with the flying fox?
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you may have little luck with either. First is getting your water paramaters and co2 correct, this will save you a ton of stress with the evil green. If you want to get midevil on it then you can bleach dip in a 20:1 H2O / bleach mix or treat it with peroxide as explained here http://www.plantgeek.net/article_viewer.php?id=18 Be warned that the dips can and do kill plants.
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You might also get some rosy barbs. They're good at eating black and hair algae. You just need to keep at least 6 of them, then they'll be happily schooling together and less aggressive to other fish.
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