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Striatas and BGA

Posted By: basher <craig@2cah.com>
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2003, at 10:49 a.m.

A small confession here.. I got really lazy with my tank regime and my loach tank got taken over by a serious BGA (cyano type) attack..

I've smacked myself and got back into the groove on taking care of the tank. I have almost 90% of the BGA under control, but here is what totally blew my mind.

I would not have believed this had I not seen it with my own eyes. The striatas I just bought are chowing this stuff to threads. This is a planted tank, in which most of the slow growers have a layer of BGA on them. The striatas are peeling this stuff off at a phenominal rate.

Has anyone else seen this?

I'm not complaining by any means, it just struck me as weird since I have not heard of any species of fish that would