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Goolius Puffer
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im new to TPF.

Post by Goolius Puffer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:37 pm

Good morning/afternoon/evening,
I have my foot long Fahaka in a planted tank. My pride and joy. I also have a bit of an algea issue which i clean myself but wanted to know if anyone had any idea about an algea eater for plants and glass that my Puffer may not want to eat. Algea eater for substrate isnt necessary. We all know fahakas are like a missile when anything is put in their tank. Im mainly looking for an algea eater to clean the plants. I heard Chinese algea eaters "may" work. The worst that can happen of course is Goolius will eat it and of course then ill know. I'd prefer no fish die buuuut.
Thanks for any input. My guess is probably nothing will work and trial and error is all i can do. IF there was an algea eater that might work out, how would you suggest introducing it to the tank?

Thanks again

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Re: im new to TPF.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:27 am

Unfortunately, 99% of all fahakas are vicious killers & won't allow any fish to live with them. Sounds like you need to find the source of the algae issue. What is your nitrate/phosphate level? Light source? Near a window? Overfeeding? Water change schedule?
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