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Re: Algae problem, please advise (2nd attempt) "pompom" algae
>There is no such thing as a photosynthetic fungus. It has got to be an alga.
Didn't think so. Its just that its like no true alge I've ever seen.
Which is the gist of my point.
>>The good news is it takes very few pregnant females to do the thorough job
>>on a fair sized aquarium. The bad news is pregnant algae shrimp are hard
>>to find and when you do, they don't stay pregnant for ever. I'd go with
>>the hungry shrimp route. Takes many more but they do work.
>I once tried a freshwater shrimp-like organism called Gammarus, and they
>ate the Cladophora, but then they ate all my plants. Not good! Gammarus
>is not a true shrimp. I think it is an isopod, whereas shrimp are
Never heard of Gammarus. From what you described it sounds like something
I'd prefer to stay away from. The algae shrimp I was referring to is the
popular "Amano" shrimp (C. japonica). And yes, the pregnant females make
short work of the stuff. BTW, I have never noticed any foul smell in
dealing with this algae. It tends to be light to dark greenish gray in
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