Finally something's working on my algae!

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The huge pieces of wood in my big tank are perenially covered in algae. The presence of an SAE, two Farlowellas and a small group of Otos makes no dent on it. I don't mind too much because it harbours microscopic food for the Cupid fry to eat.

Imagine my surprise the other day when I spotted clean bite-marks over a moderate area of the wood. Who could be having a munch?

I'd almost forgotten who I'd put in there a couple of weeks back - one of my L397 fry from under the stairs. Tonight I managed to catch him almost red-handed (well, red and black finned...)
40L: Tiger pistol shrimp and Wheeler goby trio, peppermint shrimp, zoas, ricordeas, gorgs, tree
Plans for a new 250L Maldivian biotope...

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Well thats good,and I think its great that you have bred what to me is a Vittarta? Of some sort? We have 4that look very similar but of course so many do look very similar.
Algae is a bitch ,we lifted the light over the tank in the hall,its  only a 3 footer and the light a 36w LED unit.
Did the same with the discus tank. Thats a Beamworks unit about the same wattage but longer.
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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This little stripy wood-eating plec is a Panaqolus sp.L397. He doesn't have a formal species name as science hasn't got around to it.

Maybe I am confusing you because I have also bred Farlowella vittata, indeed the grandparents are in this same tank, while their kids and grandkids are multiplying in another of my tanks.
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Nope um probably because they change the bloody names so often, the things we have got thier first name is Vittata. They are in body type same as the zebra plecs,but bigger.


We have an acient copy of Axelrods atlas,and we both know taxonomy does not stay the same, as we learn so the fish get shoved into another family.


Theres fish in the trade now that we didnt even know existed.


I must try to get a pic but the tanks full of bogwood and cryptocornes. Some where in theres a QueenArabesque.


Panaque nigrolinatus eat wood ,failing that the aquarium silicone lol..
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Theres fish in there honest lol
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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Garry looks after this tank....hes a slut....glass needs cleaning needs a top up....
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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