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> I haven't tried the bleach method, but for spirogyra (a filamentous
> green algae), I've found that ghost shrimp (probably cardinia japonica
> as well) are an effective control method as long as your fish aren't
> fond of feeder shrimp. I have one ghost shrimp in my 20g krib tank
> (along with the parents and over 100 fry as of Saturday morning :-) and
> it does a pretty good job of keeping the "lawn" mowed.
Oh don't I wish! I saw these for sale about five years ago at R15
EACH (That's a sixpack of beer at today's prices. Probably two
sixpacks at the prices of the time) I haven't seen them since either.
I know there is an indigenous species, Caridina nilotica. Someone
from the Institute for Water Research offered to collect some for me
in KwaZulu-Natal since they don't occur this far South.
Anyway I bleached the plants yesterday. Can't say I've seen any
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