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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #1064

	We have some of these fish in.  I'll run some experiments to see
whether they eat this dreaded red algae.  I suspect they are a Garra sp.

> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 14:07:13 -0800
> From: Walter & Jeanne Klockers <klock at olynet_com>
> Subject: Indian Algae Eater?
> Hello All,
> While fish shopping yesterday, I stumbled upon a fish I hadn't seen
> before. There was a tank with about 100 of them. I wondered "why on
> earth would someone order so many dull-looking fish?" They were about 1"
> in length, silver in color with no black markings. Their shape and habit
> reminded me of the Walking Tetra (Characidium fasciatum). They "blipped"
> along the bottom. The owner of the store called them "Indian Algae
> Eaters," and claimed that they eat brush algae! ZOWNS!!! Anyone ever
> hear of this fish and do they *really* eat this form of algae?
> Cheers,
> Walter B. Klockers
> In the Western portion of Washington State where it's overcast and 58F.
> Pretty normal stuff!