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Balloon Mollies!!!

I've been suffering from hair and staghorn (?) algae in my 25g tank for a 
while now. The added light and CO2 is helping the plants get ahead, as do 
the otos and SAE's, but it's still there. Especially in my java moss and 
xmas tree moss.

Well, it was, anyway. 

I picked up a trio of balloon mollies (one male, two female) just on a 
hunch. Guess what? They are working wonders! 

It's been about a week, and all the algae is gone from the mosses, and they 
have been attacking the hair moss in between the leaves of my bacopa. My 
SAE's and otos won't touch that area at all, and only eat young algae. Once 
it's visible they ignore it. 

I'm not usually big on fish that look like they were bred for bizarre body 
shapes (I think balloon mollies are...but don't know for sure), but these 
aren't bad. Females are solid black. Male is black with a huge dorsal fin 
and orange borders on the dorsal and caudal fins. Very attractive. 

Anyway, just thought I'd share this discovery. :-)