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At 03:48 AM 1/8/99 -0500, Ed asked:
> if anyone had this book or knew what type of animals they was
>refering to?  Another thing that came up was these animals could
>possible help encourage bba and this may (hence the word MAY) explain
>why bba may stay in one location of a tank.
>"Cladophora is colonized by a wide variety of epiphytes and motile
>animals because it can offer protection from predation" Source:
>J.-PHYCOL. 1992. vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 415-427

I have just finished reading a book in Marine Ecology and while it is not
discussing fw, it is interesting how the little guys (plankton in the ocean
and small critters in the sand/mud) serve as the base of the food chain.
It has made me think a lot about raising fish and how adding baby brine
shrimp may not be near as good an idea as fostering the growth of
animacules using java moss and roots of floating plants.

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com