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Old 10-20-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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bye bye hair algae !

I have a SERIOUS hair algae problem in the 29G. I'm not one for buying a fish to solve a problem, but I was at the LFS today intending to get a Florida Flag Fish (why not, I'm from Florida, fly a flag, and have fish ! LOL). I've always skipped over the entire barb section of any LFS - was just never interested. When I asked for the flag fish and mentioned my hair algae the LFS employee asked me if I wouldn't prefer Rosy Barbs. Then he brought me over to see them. I now have a pair (m/f) of beautiful long finned Rosy Barbs in the tank. Within 15 minutes of being released they started chowing on the hair algae - and let me tell you, they shall be well fed !!! LOL
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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Rosey barbs are excellent, but they will shred anything that's fuzzy, like Java moss and fine needle plants.

The long fin ones are not as hard to catch and deal with, they are pretty also.

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Old 10-21-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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Tom, thanks for the extra info on the Rosey barbs. this tank doesn't have java moss and although I do like hornwort I guess I'll be leaving that off the list in this one now !
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are rosey barbs compatible with bettas?
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are rosey barbs compatible with bettas?
No, any type of barb is probably going to pick on the slower-moving bettas long fins.
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I not had any problem with my Rosys eating Java moss.
But I keep them well fed.
They are great on hair algae however.

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