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Re: (Jordanella Floridae and) green spot algae problem

In a message dated 8/13/00 1:51:17 AM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> without trying to jinx myself the only algae problem I've got is the green 
>  spot algae on my glass. (no i don't know the scientific name for this!!) i 
>  have to clean it off every 2 ~ 3 days... is this algae avoidable.. I've 
>  some octo's in there they're useless.. my CAE works a bit better but still 
>  doesn't do too much..

The CAE only eats algae until it is about 1 1/2 inches long.  Then it turns 
carnivorous and will chew on the fins of your other fish at night.  I'd 
recommend you get it out of there.  The green spot algae is controllable by 
getting the vascular plants to out-compete it.  My Otto's eat it, and I've 
occasionally seen my SAEs working it as well.  I have Venezuelan ramshorn 
snails that will clean the glass, and their population is easily controlled.

Bob Dixon
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