fw: Help: Parotocinclus eating Echinodorus

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 Shaji Bhaskar,                                             bhaskar at bnr_ca
 BNR, 35 Davis Dr., RTP, NC 27709, USA                      (919) 991 7125

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Date: 31 Aug 95 01:37:38 EDT
From: Robert Miehle <100341.641 at compuserve_com>
To: Aquatic Plants <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
Subject: Help: Parotocinclus eating Echinodorus
Message-ID: <950831053737_100341.641_EHQ85-1 at CompuServe_COM>


after only two weeks having a well planted tank, my broad-leafed
Echinodorus are looking like Aponogeton madagascariensis. They are
eaten by two Parotocinclus.

How can I convince them, that algae taste much better than

Ancistrus are said to eat Echinodorus, and one should provide a piece
of driftwood for their need of cellulose (hope, that's right...). And
I do have driftwood in my tank.

Yes, I've thought about giving my Parotocinclus away, but how to catch
them in a well planted tank?

Robert Miehle (Germany)