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Re: [APD] RE: Spot Algae
I believe these are the same critters that Oliver Knott
recommended so highly when he was at the AGA convention in
Washington, D.C. last year.
--- George Booth <gbooth at frii_com> wrote:
> Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 17:56:45 -0600
> From: "Jason Miller" <jvision at telus_net>
> > I'm starting to get a good amount of spot algae on my
> tank glass
> We've always had spot algae, even under "Optimum"
> conditions (not the same
> as "Tom Barr Conditions".
> When I recently ordered some SAE from Arizona Aquatic
> Gardens, they asked if
> I has ever tried "Algae Eating Olive Nerite Snails"
> a.k.a. Olive Nerites,
> Olive Snails, Neritina reclivata.
> I hadn't and they sounded interesting, so I ordered a
> dozen for our 100g
> discus tank. The spot algae in there was annoying me to
> no end. Anyway,
> they arrived in great shape and I put them in. A month
> later, there was
> zero spot algae. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. There months
> later, same story.
> The snails are about marble-size and dark brown. They
> don't breed in fresh
> water (they are brackish snails) but they did lay a lot
> of eggs at first.
> After the first month, egg production died way back and I
> haven't seen any
> If you aren't Snail Adverse, these things are magic.
> Highly recommended.
> Thanks AAG!
> George Booth in Ft. Collins, CO
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