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Re: [APD] Bugs on leaves (Charlie)
The brown stuff is probabbly diatoms. Some otocinclus catfish will
clear that up quickly.
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:45 PM
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> Subject: Re: [APD] Bugs on leaves (Charlie)
> Not sure about the brown stuff but I think the bugs might be
> springtails http://www.thekrib.com/Fish/aphids.html
> Link warning, if you're squeamish reading the below may
> forever change your ability to stick your arm into your tank :P.
> I had them and I think it's more of them coming when there a
> problem (as they get things to eat) as opposed to them
> actually being the problem. If you don't want them, do large
> prune to remove ALL surface plants,and a cleaning of the top
> edge of the tank (the tank sides above the water line. It
> seems to get rid of them. Either they can't float forever or
> without things to stand on the fish eventually get them.
> >Well today I looked
> >closely, inspecting for pearling and saw little bitty bugs
> kinda hoppin
> >around on the surface of the sword leaf that is covered the
> most by the
> >brown chalky layer. What are these things? What should I do
> about them?
> >What is the brown stuff? What makes it go away? Any help is
> greatly appreciated.
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