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Zipper Locahes and Green Carpet Algae

Posted By: Leadfoot <leadfoot@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Friday, 6 May 2005, at 1:23 p.m.

Did you know that zipper loaches do a great job on carpet algae?

My daughter's 10 gallon tank developed this weird algae. It stunk to high heaven, and was like a thick carpet that started taking over everything in the tank, and laid thick as a all get-out on the sand. This stuff was so thick you could actually pick up "slabs" of it at a time.

I added some zipper loaches thinking their antics would at least stir the sand up in hopes that I might be able to at least stifle this algae's proliferation, but was pleasantly surprised to see the zippers actually EAT the stuff. In two days the tank was completely free of that weird algae.

My 20 long started getting the green carpet algae,