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Re: J. Flo or FFF info please
A possible fishless solution for the java moss would be to put it in a tank
(or jar/container) without fish or other plants. If you have it attached, you
can move the entire piece with it. I have found treatment with copper for a
length of time will eradicate some hair/thread algaes. I'm not sure about
bba. Java moss does not seem to be sensitive to copper at the recommended
dosage, say for ick. Actually I doubled the dosage of aquarisol. It was after
that treatment that the java moss really took off, coinciding with
introduction of some flagfish (that had brought the ick in) . . . I wondered
whether their agitation and constant pulling on the plant helped spur it's
Other than this, 2 female flagfish might help, depends on their appetite for
your particular algae. They certainly won't hurt it, and they're interesting
to watch doing a tug-of-war with the stuff. They tend to mimic the other
fish. If you have a lazy male, chances are you'll wind up with some flagfish
who won't eat your algae.
> Ok I am sold on these as a possible soloution to the algae problem in my
> Java Moss which the Japonica don't seem to want to touch. My only 2
> concerns are that they would bother the smaller fish in the tank - tetras
> mainly with a couple of Rasboras in for good measure, and that they would
> turn their noses up at the algae in favour of the daily flake food feeding.
> I would put in more Japonica but they really don't seem to enjoy the algae
> in the middle of the moss. Also how hard is it to get hold of these guys?
> My LFS tried to order some awhile ago so I could see them and got Flag
> Cichlids instead.