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
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.
Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/
∙ CALIFORNIA ∙ MISSOURI ∙ PENNSYLVANIA ∙ VANCOUVER
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Marek Argent
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:46
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aquatic
Are the large
plants (like Colocasia) in pots?
I don't think they
would grow good in so shallow gravel.
What fertilizers do
I also have a
problem with long brown algae in a classical
any fish doesn't
eat them, and I don't know what to use not to kill plants and
The algae grow
on everything, on plants, wood, stones and even on
I reduced the
lighting form 60W to 30W, but they still grow slowly killing
The dimensions of
my tank are 100x40x50 cm (40x16x20 inches) - about 200
September 12, 2009 11:47 PM
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 gallon tank:
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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