SAE's and DAI
Subject: SAE's over-rated!?
> Anyhow, after purchasing 4 SAE's for my 135 gallon planted discu
> tank I have one observation. They don't eat algea, well "mine"
> don't! Their at the front corner of my aqaurium with the Discus
> beefheart, or brine shrimp, or flakes, or what ever. Needless t
> say, they are quite fast and eat a majority of the food. Their
> pot-bellies and large size prove this!
> I still have various varieties of algea, and no aglea eaters, an
This is a problem noted by many Discus owners. You are right,
SAE's deffinitely prefer (and grow faster on) Discus food than
algae.<g> I could say feed your Discus less, but I doubt you'd
like that answer ;-)
The only way I've found to control algae in heavily planted Discus
tanks is to feed as sparingly as I dared, and make sure all food
was rinsed and draind on a paper towel first, so no more waste was
getting into the water than absolutely necessary, and to do
massive, frequent water changes. I had 4 adult Discus in a 55G
tank, and had to do 50% water changes twice a week to keep
phosphate levels low enough to keep algae under control.
BTW, Discus food will also grow you truly _ENORMOUS_ Cardinal
Tetras too. ;-)
Subject: Re: Delaware Aquatics
> You recently submitted a letter regarding Delaware Aquatics and
> were curious about the quality.
> I have to say that I wouldn't order or buy plants from anyone
else ( unless Karen R. opens a plant business that is....<G> )
Don't count on that!<g> When I need plants in quantity, Mike T is
my source too!<VBG>
> I highly recommend you consider giving him a call.
Top quality top quality guy.
I'll second that. He's _very_ generous to Aquarium Clubs too.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.