Fish needed to eat hair algae

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  1. calvin

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    hi grew
    iv just started to notice some hair algae sprouting up all over my tank and i wanto stop it before it becimes a 'viper tank' please could someone tell me what fish i could introduce to my tank to combat this problem ? all my parameters are good and there is verry little in the tank that can release phosfates
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    calvin
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    foxface and sailfin do well
     
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    Get yourself a true lawnmower blenny, (Salarias fasciatus) my one chows himself dik on the hair algae, he doesn't stop, every time I look at the tank he is eating, doesn't matter if it's short or long, he mows it.
     
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    calvin

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    cool where can i get one dean ? i dont think there are any left at wilfreds place
     
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    calvin , is wilfreds "place" still in operation ???
     
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    I'm not sure, I placed a special order with Wilfred, maybe try the 2 shops in Northdale, I can't think of their names right now, but make sure you get the true lawnmower blenny.
     
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    any pics of this fish , dean ???
     
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    Lawnmower blennie the way to go..get in the algae fight early...lol
     
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    Salarias fasciatus,dont we get those in our local waters?
     
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    No, we get a different but very similar species. I was advised to rather get the true lawnmower blenny.
     
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    ok cool
     
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    Salarias_fasciatus_1.jpg
     
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    so this is the ugly guy
     
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    Actually, I might have the scientific name wrong, will have to double check tonight.
     
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    so which is the local one that chows hair algea?got a pic?
     
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    Calvin, a seahare will also do the job.......
     
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    yip, that's the one mekaeel, my one looks constantly pregnant, his tummy is always full and round.
     
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    how much you paid for him dean?
     
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    R60

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