Nerite stocking density

Nerite stocking density

Nerites are a fantastic addition to a tank, especially planted tanks, but one must take caution when choosing how many to add. While nerites are small and won’t produce viable young, they are very specialized feeders. They graze on biofilm and flat algaes very efficiently. It can be a big challenge to supplement their diet. Occasionally they will take something like a vegetable pellet, blanched vegetables, or gel foods (Repashy Soilent...

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Repashy Superfoods Product Spotlight: Soilent Green (Aufwuchs replacement)

Repashy Superfoods Product Spotlight: Soilent Green (Aufwuchs replacement)

This fresh and saltwater formula is labeled for “aufwuchs” eaters. Aufwuchs is a combination of green algae, diatoms, and small plants, along with tiny organisms such as insect larvae, crustaceans, rotifers, protozoans, and snails that live with them on the surface of hard substrates such as rocks. Many species of fish such as Mbuna cichlids, various plecos and gobies are specialized to feed on aufwuchs by scraping hard surfaces for whatever...

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Algae eating capabilities of amano shrimp

Algae eating capabilities of amano shrimp

Amano shrimp are without a doubt the best algae eating shrimp available on the market. They will readily eat hair algae as well as graze constantly. They are great to help keep plants and decor clean. Its also quite easy to supplement their diet with normal fish foods. They do not breed in freshwater and have a lifespan of about two years. They reach a relatively large size of two inches at full maturity and can tolerate temperatures from...

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