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Re: Aphids and duckweed (was KillieTalk Digest V3 #1980)
That's true. My Goodeids eat every thing except java moss, however my water
has been over wrought at times with duck weed but it dies off in the winter. I
do have a few
tanks that don't have the weed but I am very careful about cleaning them. Those
water changed first. I use a Python and I keep it very clean.
Wright Huntley wrote:
> Bob Woth wrote:
> > Lady bugs eat aphids. There is no way to control duckweed. Once you get
> > it , it's like a bad
> > disease you can't get rid of it.
> I agree with the first point, Bob, but not entirely with the second.
> To avoid spreading duckweed from tank to tank, shave your arms. ;-)
> Many fish eat it. Just try to keep any in a goldfish tank, for example. I
> have found both pupfish and springfish are effective eliminators of duckweed
> (the latter may have had help from Mexican Mollies, tho).
> Duckweed can be excellent "live food" for fish that have a long enough gut
> to need veggies. A lot of livebearers eat duckweed, particularly those "near
> killies" like Red-Tail Goodeids, etc. *J. floridae* also love it, as I
> recall. Oh, I mentioned pupfish, already.
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