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Re: American Flagfish and Hair Algae (& missing cory barbels)

> About 6 weeks ago, I found a few females and put them in a 20 gallon where
> I 
> was battling hair algae. They seemed to help in making headway on it.

I've noticed the same thing.  I have had them off and on for about a 
year or two and have never had an algae problem with a tank they 
were in. I found more of them about 1 month ago and bought a total 
of 9 to put in two tanks which constantly have a hair algae problem. 
I was constantly cleaning them. These fish cleaned it up on it two 
days. The tanks look good now.

The first set I had would eat flake food but these I have now don't 
like it. I am feeding them zucchini and trying cucumbers on them.  
They nibble on the duckweed and keep the hair algae in check. I 
like the way they look, their colors are nice and they are useful. 
Great little fish, in my opinion.