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Re: [APD] Plant Eating Algae Eaters
Yes fine. No on others. That's confusing? Anyway, for me,
ambulia grew faster than the SAEs could eat it. Not so with
--- AZ Burns <aerburns at hotmail_com> wrote:
> they will tell you
> both yes and no"
> ... apparently the same is true here :P J/K
> Thanks though. Good to know that the SAEs do have an
> appetite for fine
> leaved plants. Will this include the "foxtail" style
> plants like Ambulia or
> Maybe I better stick to Shrimp, Those cherry shrimp are
> pretty nice, but I
> think my checkbook would leave me if I got enough for a
> 75 gallon tank.
> AZ Burns
> >From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> >Reply-To: aquatic plants digest
> <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> >To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> >Subject: Re: [APD] Plant Eating Algae Eaters
> >Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 16:03:10 -0800 (PST)
> >SAEs indeed, as a general rule, will nibble away on fine
> >leaf plants. Rotala Walichi, forget it; they can take it
> >down to stems in no time and keep it that way. Rotal
> >Indica, I don't think they hurt it all all. Good for
> >keeping fine strand algae at bay.
> >I've heard all kinds of things about flag fish from well
> >behaved to nasty to other fish and from plant polite to
> >(eek) plant eating. Guess it depends on the individual
> >Scott H.
> >--- AZ Burns <aerburns at hotmail_com> wrote:
> > > I have quite the infestation of hair algae all over
> > > baby's tears in my 75
> > > gallon tank that I set up this weekend. They were in
> > > pretty bad shape when
> > > I got them, but I didn't notice at the store. Now
> > > algae is spreading to
> > > the other plants, and I think I'm in need of some
> > > eating fish. My
> > > plant guru at my LFS swears by American Flag Fish,
> > > trash talks the SAEs
> > > saying that they decimated one of his rotala sp
> > > remember which) I
> > > however have heard a lot more instances of AFF eating
> > > plants than SAEs.
> > >
> >S. Hieber
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