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Re: Hydra predator

> Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 13:40:30 -0700
> From: ruddigar at home_com
> Subject: Hydra predator
> Is there anything I can put in my heavily planted 5gal breeding tank
> that will eat hydra.  I have about fifty in there.  I noticed one the
> other day, but is now gone and just assumed he was eaten by the apistos
> or the bristlenose pleco, but now I see them all over the tank - mostly
> attached to the gravel.  I don't want to add any chemicals to the tank
> because I want to keep it as natural as possible.  I was hoping for a
> small fish that would prey on the hydra.

They are easy to eliminate with Formalin, but I'm told that many
gouramis have a taste for them, particularly Pearls (*Trichgaster
leeri*). Not small for long, tho. :-)


PS the Formalin breaks down in just a few days in a normal tank.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679  huntley1 at home dot com
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