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Re: Synodontis nigriventris & algae

John writes:

> A few days ago I placed 9 new 1"-2" Synodontis nigriventris in an
>  established tank with a good deal of green filamentous algae, and I saw two
>  of them nibbling on the algae on the glass.  I couldn't see any critters in
>  the algae, so I wondered if this species includes algae in its diet?
>  Anyone know?

I don't know for sure, but I do know they are primarily carnivorous.  I had 
algae in a breeding set-up and never saw them pay attention to it, although 
the fry would poke at it.  Today I know that algae alost invariably provides 
a haven for infusoria.

Bob Dixon