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Re: Gardneri Tankmates



Scotch Brite rough sides have scratched the heck out of the glass in my 70.

Gotta go pick eggs so there will be plenty when you come visit.
as the water changes automatically.

killiman at iquest_net
Al Anderson
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <jwwiii at pacbell_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: Gardneri Tankmates


> Algae on glass is best removed with a "Scotchbrite" scrubber (rough side)
> o/e. For other algae, many livebearers and *J. floridae* can do a good
job.
> Use only female American-Flag Fish as males get mean when in a breeding
mood.
>
> Except for Otos and SAEs most sucker-mouth fish eat almost no algae and
have
> that feature for clinging to rocks in swift streams (or sucking slime as
> with CAEs). The Siamese Algae Eater would do well with GAR, but like any
> other fish, will eat eggs and maybe babies. Other scavengers, like Corys,
> will eat more eggs than detritus. Great with your male GARs, tho.
>
> Wright
>
> Chris Browning wrote:
>  > Has anyone out there had any success keeping some type of a scavanger
>  > with Gardneri? I have a 12 gallon with a few males in it(no females),
and
>  > the tank tends to get dirty quite often(due to the sand substrate I
>  > assume). It has a couple rock formations, quite a few plants, and I
plan
>  > on adding more to the point that it's a jungle in there. Recently, some
>  > algae started showing up on the glass, and I'm looking for something to
>  > clean it up. I doubt there is much I can keep with them as they tend to
>  > try and eat everything, but I thought I would see if anyone had any
ideas
>  > anyways.
>  >
>  > Thanks!
>  >
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