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Re: South American Bottom Feeders

In a message dated 7/23/02 2:57:32 PM Central Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> they
> munch my plants?
> The archives seem to indicate that Farlowella might put holes in my Amazon
> Sword plants, and possibly that they are demanding and delicate - any
> experience there?  An old APD post suggested members of the genus
I have attempted to keep some Farlowellas in the past, have found them to be 
delicate and sensitive.  If you are looking for a good, sturdy, and smaller 
algae eater, think about the ancistrus species, bristlenose.  I have some 
bristlenose and I love them, they are hearty, do their job, and do not mess 
with anyone.  In fact, you can get some beautiful sailfin types if you search 
enough-www.boesterscichlids.com.  I am fairly certain there are several types 
of bristlenose that originate from South America.

Good Luck,


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