If it is a cyanobacteria
(bluegreen algae) they can often be killed with a good strong dose of antibiotics.
The antibiotics usually leave the fish and plants alone.
You might also try algae eating
shrimp. These are freshwater shrimp in the family Atyidae, in the genera
Caridina and Neocaridina. These animals have brushes of setae on their claws
and use the brushes to scrape algae and periphyton from the substrates. They
can be amazingly effective at eating green and some brown algaes, but they will
not touch cyanobacteria.
D. Christopher Rogers
Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/
P.O. Box 4098
Davis, CA 95616
∙ CALIFORNIA ∙ MISSOURI ∙ PENNSYLVANIA ∙ VANCOUVER
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Marek Argent
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:46 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aquatic aroids
the large plants (like Colocasia) in pots?
don't think they would grow good in so shallow gravel.
fertilizers do they use?
also have a problem with long brown algae in a classical aquarium,
fish doesn't eat them, and I don't know what to use not to kill
plants and fishes.
algae grow on everything, on plants, wood, stones and even on glass.
reduced the lighting form 60W to 30W, but they still grow slowly
killing the plants.
dimensions of my tank are 100x40x50 cm (40x16x20 inches) - about 200 l.
Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September
12, 2009 11:47 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Aquatic
I posted a note a week or two ago about Devin
Biggs' aquatic aroid website. These are some of his newest photos of a 65
He said he thought the tank was looking "pretty good". I'd say that is a major understatement!
Devin will be at the IAS show in Miami next week. If you like to grow aquatics you'd be wise to find him!
I promise I will!
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