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Re:New Planted Tank

Jason writes:

> I just set up a planted tank in which I plan on breeding some apistos.
>  For algae control, I only have a pair of bristle nose and one male (I
>  think) flagfish.

Both the bristlenoses and the flag fish are serious threats to the eggs and 
fry.  The plecos will eat eggs at night, and if they're hungry, their armor 
will make the efforts of the female apisto futile.  The flag will make 
strafing runs through the fry and take the abuse as he snacks.

Bob Dixon