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Re: algae-eating livebearers

>From: Roxanne Bittman <rlb at nhdgis_dfg.ca.gov>
>Date: Mon, 03 Mar 1997 10:56:43 PST
>Subject: algae-eating livebearers
>Certain (mostly European) references refer to some livebearers as good 
>algae eaters - black mollies are often mentioned.  Does anyone have 
>experience with this?  Will platies, mollies, etc. eat algae?  What kind?  
>Will they pick it off of fine-leaved plants (my current problem).  More 
>importantly, will they also eat the higher plants themselves?  My local 
>aquarium store does not know the answer.

IMO, platies are a very good algae eating livebearer for a planted tank
since they don't require the higher water hardness that other livebearers
seem to need.  

If you don't feed them, they'll eat the algae in your tank.

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