Macro Algea Eating Fish

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  1. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    So besides tangs and fox face's. What other herbivors will eat macro algea?
     
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    algae blenny AKA lawnmower :yeahdude:

    my coral beauty angel also nipped on the live rock - can only be macro algae starting to grow :p
     
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    mine never touches the stuff
     
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    Rabbitfish, Surgeons, Unicornfish.
     
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    I clicked ok this thread thinking it was going to be about macro algae that eats fish... :(

    But since I am here...yes I believe as tobes does dwarf angels as well as some blennies should also take interest in macro algaes.
     
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    A good excuse to buy Dwarf angels, Algae Blennies and another Tang!

    Apparently Bristletooth Tangs really like the stuff...
     
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    why do u want to know? have u got a macro algea problem in ur dt?
     
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    Define problem :tt2: Lets just say the red bubble algea although pretty causes more problems that what its worth. And althrough hand weeding is effective, controlling it befor it gorws is more effective and having a pretty fish i think is better.:thumbup:

    Mine eats nori if i feed it. Otherwise it looks at me and gives me the :finger:
     
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    Bubble algae, ouch man
     
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    red buble not the green kind ;)

    this stuff....
    [​IMG]
     
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    You want your tangs to eat it? Why? I bought a huge rock of that stuff and its all gone...the tangs ate the last of it a month or so back :(
     
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    oh btw its Botryocladia, or more commonly known as Red Grape Caulerpa. :)
     
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    From what i can tell this stuff is seasonal. When its ready all the grapes come off and clog everything (skimmer, flow pumps, return pump) like i said its a PITA! It dissapeared last year after it left all the bubbles go. but its back.
     
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    If you want I'll sell you some ;)
     
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    wow that looks stunning i def want, will start on my fuge next month
     
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    if you want some just give me a shout
     
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    Well if you dont want it I am sure your tangs...er if you have any...will eat it, mine ate it down to the very end of the stalk :p
     
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    My lawnmower never touched macro algae. I think they are hit and miss. More miss though. But they have awesome personalities
     
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