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Re: Aphids and duckweed (was KillieTalk Digest V3 #1980)
>Wright wrote... To avoid spreading duckweed from tank to tank, shave your
> Many fish eat it....
Just to add to the list, the Mexican rainbow cichlid (Herotilapia
multispinosa) is also a good duckweed grazer. A medium-small cichlid that is
so prolific it can show up convicts, there were actually so many fry they
became Epiplatys food (but make sure the fry are very young so that the
unpaired fins are not a problem).
A couple small rainbow cichlids could be put into a duckweed infested tank
to forage for a while. Unfed they will seek out the duckweed. When they
began to clean off the other stuff, they had already snarfed up the duckweed
and it is time to move them on to another tank and plunk a pair of killies
into the now purged set-up.
All the best,
Scott of the smooth arms
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> Just try to keep any in a goldfish tank, for example. I
> have found both pupfish and springfish are effective eliminators of
> (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
> killies" like Red-Tail Goodeids, etc. *J. floridae* also love it, as I
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