Fish/inverts that eat hair algae and bba?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by AdAndrews, 7 Feb 2010.

  1. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    Which fish or inverts are known to eat hair algae and black brush algae?

    thanks
     
  2. jonnyjr

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    My SAE's made good work of the BBA when I had it. Could give these a try.
     
  3. AdAndrews

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    how big do they get? could i squeeze one in a 35litre :?
     
  4. AdAndrews

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    will amano shrimp?
     
  5. a1Matt

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    35 litre is too small IMO for an SAE, which is a shame as they are the only thing I have found that eat BBA.
    Amanos will not touch it IME.

    If you kill it with liquid carbon then Oto's love dead BBA.
     
  6. AdAndrews

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    yea, tis a shame :twisted:

    how about hair algae, will amano's go for that?
     
  7. Shadow

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    Yes Amano shrimps will go for green hair algae, you must starve them though :p
     
  8. AdAndrews

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    thanks, from my searches, apparently(according to pfk) limia sp eat both hair algae and brush algae :crazy:

    and american flagfish eat hair algae too...
     

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