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Re: C. Japonica
Re: Platys & Swordtails:
> They seem to best at brush/tuft types of algae. Other types they seem to be
> very ineffective IMO. They leave most plants alone, they just really like
> the wallichii in particular.
There is plenty of brush/tuft algae :-( Matter of fact, that's the main
problem in this tank.
> No, but others have reported issues with packs of shrimps that run out of
> algae but at that point feeding sinking algae sticks should solve the
> problem. I like them but they are delicate, costly, don't live long, get
> eaten by many fish that I like (puffers, cichlids, knife fishes, loaches,
> barbs etc) but they do work for a living. The Amano shrimps C. japonica are
> what your after. They run about 2.99 ea out here in the Bay area. So a 20
> gallon will put you out 60$ plus tax so 68 bucks for bio algae
> control.......pricey IMO! I have a 20 with 10 right now this could work
> also but I want a longer run but I doubt I'll do it. I'd rather have a nice
> tank than have a messed up experimental tank at this point.
It's a 29 gallon tank filled mainly with neons & cardinals, some *feeder*
guppies (very small algae control) and 2 blue rams. Are dwarf cichlids a
threat to c. japonica?