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Re: [APD] Light cycle and algae
SAEs are sometimes called "flying foxes" or "false flying
foxes." With only the comon name to go by in a fish store,
one must rely on the excellent description and images in
Neil Frank's and Liisa Sarakontu's article _Algae Eating
Cyprinids from Thailand and Neighboring Areas_ for
identification. This modern classic can be found here,
among several other places:
SAEs are effective with very fine threadlike plant
material, including algae and higher plants, but not other
types of algae.
And, for those that haven't seen it, an article in a recent
Tropical Fish Hobbyist (July 2005, Volume LIII, Number 11)
gave a good summary of algae eating fish ;-)
--- Terry Barber <terbarb at alltel_net> wrote:
> Do you mean SAE's? Siamese Algae Eater is the fish more
> often touted as a
> great algae eater.
> > I tried it for a week. Didn't work for me.
> > I bought flying foxes. These worked!
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