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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1595 Hair Algae problem
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1595 Hair Algae problem
- From: "Roger Gordon" <rgordon at tns_net>
- Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 14:46:44 -0800
- References: <200202070848.g178m3s00037 at actwin_com>
> What fish might help with the hair algae ?
>I just researched this, and elected to go with American >Flagfish,
Jordanella floridae. I was told they love the >stuff. The algae seems to
>David S. Brown
I had a problem several years ago with a new tank that developed hair
algae;. i.e. looks brown in the tank, but blue-green when you pull it out -
grows 3-4 inches long in single strands. My American flagfish would not
touch the stuff. I had a school of seven adults at the time. I was told,
via this list, to try rosy Barbs. I put in six adults and they cleaned up
every bit of the hair algae in the 100 gallon tank in less than a week.
I got rid of the flagfish and kept the rosy barbs. Really neat fish -
colorful and easy to breed.
That's my two cents worth.