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Algae-eating Fish

Platys eat algae

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Some algae eaters will suck algae off other fish, sometimes hurting them. Platys will occasionally eat algae and won't suck on other species.
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robert    fairfax station, VA

11/21/2010 3:45:45 AM

I had a terrible problem with brown algae. My Pets Mart guy recommended a Plecostomas, and the problem is 100% completely gone! This fish works 24/7 and is one of the best solutions to a problem I have ever had. What a workhorse fish! Highly recommended.

Diana    Lawndale, CA

8/8/2010 12:37:38 PM

That is very cool. I've kept Platies before but never had algae growing to see this act in action.

Don    Cos, OH

7/18/2009 5:21:24 PM

Never knew a platy would do that! Nice tip

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