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My 55g "I'll get it planted eventually" tank has a massive outbreak of green hair algae on the rocks. What eats this stuff? I have three big & aggressive purple-spotted gudgeons in this tank, so I can't add anything that they might find tasty -- which includes things like shrimp, ottos, and any other smallish fish.
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I'm having success with mollies, I've heard that flagfish are good algae consumers too.
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As INXS I have heard that mollies do the job.

Check out this link. Both amano shrimp and Florida flagfish are known to eat hair algae.

Florida Flagfish are very tough fish so they might just survive!

Hope this helps and Florida Driftwood is a well known company so I would try them.

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I have a couple flagfish in the Q-tank waiting for their chance to attack the green.

I'll let you know in a couple of weeks.

The weather has been horribly hot and I've lost a fair amount of shrimp - IMO you need a lot of Amano shrimp to make a dent and don't feed them.
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