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Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'' eater

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by viejo, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. viejo

    viejo Prolific Poster

    Jan 12, 2009
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    As I've said in my tank's report, I have some Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'' in my tank that has become a floating plant.

    I like it a lot, not just because it lowers my light intensity (that's a lot for a non-CO2 tank), but because it keeps excess of nutrients out of the water colum by "eating" them (less algae chances).

    But it's becoming a bit overcrowded. I have two ways to go now:
    - clean it a bit (a lot, at the pace it grows floating)
    - find an additional use for it (ie: feeding)

    As being a lazy guy, I ever try to find an "automatic" solution for all my problems. In this case, finding a "cuba" eater will be the one here.

    - medium size single fish
    - small sized group
    - not aggressive nor fin eater
    - not too much eater (I want to keep a fine "anticarpet" in my tank)

    Can you think about a fish that fills those requirements? Or do I must start to throw some "cuba" out of my tank?

    Thanks in advance,

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