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Re: rosey barbs

>Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 10:36:28 -0700
>From: Michael Cheng <mikea2j at cyberway_com.sg>
>Subject: Rosy Barbs
>I was told that Rosy barbs feeds on hair/thread algae. I bought a pair
>and placed it in my planted tank. To my horror they start pulling out my
>riccia! They don't actually eat it but they like tugging them/chew a bit
>and spit it out. Anyone out there has any similar experience? Thanks for
>any comment.
>BTW they're not really touching the algae yet

I just went out and bought some more because the one I had died and it did a 
good job of eating hair algae in my tank. I don't have any riccia in my tank 
so I can't help you there.

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