Rosy barbs, thread algae and carpet plants

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Hi! I've read somewhere that rosy barbs eat thread algae. Any experience with them? I'm already having problems with CAE and loaches uprooting my carpet plants, will barbs add to that problem too? thanks
 

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Yes, they will shred things like moss etc, anything "furry".
They are quite good at eating algae BTW.
But less specific than say Amano shrimp.

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Tom Barr
 

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Tom Barr;19949 said:
Yes, they will shred things like moss etc, anything "furry".
They are quite good at eating algae BTW.
But less specific than say Amano shrimp.

Regards,
Tom Barr

Glad to hear that from you sir. thanks!
 

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I purchased rosy barbs to help control hair algae. In my experience, they are a handsome, active fish who love to eat Tetramin, bloodworms, and daphnia, and probably just about anything else except hair algae.

I'm sure that if they had no alternative to hair algae they would eat it, just as I would eat broccoli if i were starving. :)

Bill
 

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aquabillpers;19979 said:
I purchased rosy barbs to help control hair algae. In my experience, they are a handsome, active fish who love to eat Tetramin, bloodworms, and daphnia, and probably just about anything else except hair algae.

I'm sure that if they had no alternative to hair algae they would eat it, just as I would eat broccoli if i were starving. :)

Bill

That would be good news, I'm a lazy fish feeder ;) thanks!
 

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dealt;20021 said:
Crap! Got some today, they're more interested in riccia than algae :(

Glad i read this thread, I was about to buy some.... If they eat Riccia then they are
a no no.... Does this go the same for every type of barb?
 

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dealt;20021 said:
Crap! Got some today, they're more interested in riccia than algae :(

Do not say I did not warn you:p
Shredding Beast of Fury.


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Tom Barr;20033 said:
Do not say I did not warn you:p
Shredding Beast of Fury.


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Tom Barr

Yes sir. I just forgot riccia are also "flurry". hehe.