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Re: Siamese Alage eaters and Java Moss
My experience has been similar to Cavans. I had a moss covered wall. After
introducing five Siamese Algae Eaters to the 160 litre tank the strands of
moss gradually became thinner; it continued to grow, it was just that the
leaflets were very small. The effect was not immediately obvious but
developed over several months. When I moved three of these fish to another
aquarium the moss recovered to it's previous lush state. I've never observed
the fish attacking the moss directly but I am sure that they do restrict
it's growth. As Cavan says, it probably depends on the individual fish, but
I think that if you have enough to make a signifigant impact on any algae
then they will have an effect on your moss as well.
>Hello, I'v been thinking of picking up a couple of SAE's but just >wanted
>to know if they are safe with java moss. I got a pair of >nicely covered
>rocks and don't want the SAE's eating them :)
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