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Re: [APD] florida flag fish, other algae consumers

Liz Wilhite wrote:

Thanks to the advice I've gotten from people here my algae problem is under control -- not gone but under control. I have a couple of SAE's and some ramhorn snails along with a pair of Amano shrimp. I like watching them -- the algae consumption is a bonus.

Have any of you put Florida flagfish in your planted tanks? I am wondering if they are plant eaters and how good they are at consuming algae. I am also curious about red cherry shrimp. Do they eat algae as well as advertised and do those of you who have them find that they breed in your tanks?

What is your prefered algae control animal?


I have used the Florida flag fish, they do not tend to bother large leafed or tough leafed plants. However, they will eat fine leafed plants such as Myaca fluviatilis. But, they love to eat hair algae; most of the other algae eating critters won't touch hair algae. Mine were kept in a community tank and didn't bother any other fish, but I have heard that some individuals will pester other fish.


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