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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimps - algae assassins!

If you wonder how efficient shrimps can be against algae, here is my case.

Algae covered mesh pads with Fissidens nobilis were introduced into CRS tank:



After 20 minutes some shrimps set upon it:



About 2 hours later - completely algae free! :

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Incredible! I always wondered about how much a difference shrimp make on algae - this is a pretty dramatic example.

For an encore... drop in different kinds of algae and keep us posted with the results!

Everything flows.
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Great pictures! It is a shame they do not touch active BBA.

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WOW! That is really cool! Haha, thanks for sharing! My RCS do a great job of cleaning up any dead plant matter. Introduced some Blyxa I'd grown out in another tank with identical parameters that did NOT like the Excel levels in the tank and started melting. Couple weeks later I added shrimp, they cleaned those up wonderfully!
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Great pictures! It is a shame they do not touch active BBA.
Yes, BBA are maybe too hard for them (or they do not like the taste?)... Well, SEA is known BBA eater
Also, CRS can not clean GSA, but again, we have snails for this type of algae.
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I have a crs tank that gets blasted 8 hrs a day by a finnex 24 7 .The only place I have algae is in the lily pipes where they can't get to it .
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That's awesome work they did. I used Malaya shrimp once to clean up BBA (which I had weakened). And my Amanos have been seen eating it too.
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