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    joflo

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    algae eaters

    Post by joflo on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:56 am

    what eats green algae but doesn't eat corallines?
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    bvysochin

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    Re: algae eaters

    Post by bvysochin on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:59 am

    green film algae? green slime? green coralline? green hair algae? green bryopsis? green bubble algae?

    Lots of green algaes.. Smile Emeralds are great for bubble algae.. various snails are good for the green film algae.. urchins love coralline, including green coralline, and we've had luck with them eating bryopsis as well..
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    dwolson2
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    Re: algae eaters

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:03 am

    Hair algea can be from high phosphates, and can be removed by chaeto. Removed is a bad word, after you scrape it off, if the chaeto can handle the phosphates then the algea will grow back, but at an extremely slow rate. Plus chaeto is free... Ish


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    sisterlimonpot
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    Re: algae eaters

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:04 am

    I can only think of 2 that eat coralline, asterina stars and urchins.


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    Sandman
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    Re: algae eaters

    Post by Sandman on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:09 am

    I had a hairy red leg crab that had an appetite for coralline. I watched it take chuncks off the rocks.

    joflo

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    algae eaters

    Post by joflo on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:20 pm

    Like my coralines, don't want them eaten. Anything exclusive that eat green macroalgaes that won't consume coraline?
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    NanoReefer

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    Re: algae eaters

    Post by NanoReefer on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:31 pm

    not sure what size tank you have but a foxface or yellow tang do a great job.

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