Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'' eater


Prolific Poster
Jan 12, 2009
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,