Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #222

In APD #222, Eric Deese wrote:

>Can anyone suggest a method of eradicating duckweed? It thrives in my
>tanks far too well. I routinely remove a layer off the surface of the
>water with my weekly water changes. Are there any fish (or other creatures)
>that are natural predators, that won't do too much damage to my other
>tank occupants, bith plants and fish?
>Eric Deese   Columbus, Ohio  USA

Howdy Eric!  Australian/New Guinean Rainbowfishes (Melanotaenidae) love
eating Duckweed! IMHO some (the larger species like M. trifasciata) are more
efficient than others (smaller species like M. praecox). 

Regards, Andrew Boyd
(andrew at pcug_org.au)

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