Re: NANFA-- Algae Eaters

John Bongiovanni (
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 12:17:32 -0500

Florida Flag fish are often used but they have seemed to be somewhat indiscriminant as to what they eat.

I have seen my Fundulus notatus eating Black Beard Algae, really munching down on it!


> Subject: NANFA-- Algae Eaters
> What are people using for algae eaters in your native aquariums? I've got a
> 10 gal planted Ohio native tank and I've been trying to stick strictly to
> Ohio natives, but I haven't been able to find a good algae eater to take
> care of the algae that periodically grows on the glass and rock. In my
> ornamental tank, I've got a chinese algae eater that does a pretty good job
> at keeping things clean and I'd like to find an Ohio native that does a
> similar job that will fit for my 10 gal.
> Any recommendations?
> Shane
/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,