I introduced 3 5cm Rockskippers to my tank on Sunday, it is now Wednesday and there is a noticable algae difference in my tank.I have seen them chowing the algae so Im sure its them making the difference. Why dont we hear about them eating algae?
That is interesting. Do you have some recent pics before the blennies were put in. Would be nice to see a before and after pic.I introduced 3 5cm Rockskippers to my tank on Sunday, it is now Wednesday and there is a noticable algae difference in my tank.I have seen them chowing the algae so Im sure its them making the difference. Why dont we hear about them eating algae?
The Yellow tang is also called the yellow doctor (in the US i think) but all tangs are good algae eaters - convicts especially - or any of the bristletooth gangI have also found my Yellow tang and Yellow Doctor (Apparently that is the name!) peck on the rocks all day. I had a leeettle algea problem and they have helped to get it under control while I sort the water param's out.
Cool, when i have searched for fish species i have seen the yellow tang as a doctor as well as yellow - usually from US sitesThe yellow doctor i have is yellow as a juvenile then gets a yellow ring around it's eyes. It is brown as an adult with spots.
Voracious algea eater.
HMM..But still interesting that on our shoreline in every rockpool we have bucket loads of potential algae eaters...and we don't even realise it. Herkie it would be really interesting to get further feedback and confirmation that these may be more effective than black mollies for instance. You have some fantastic specimens as well. Maybe just watch this guy does'nt have a change in menuI would fully agree with this line of algae control.