Guppies love algae?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by f-fish, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. f-fish

    f-fish #unspecified

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    9,642
    Likes Received:
    2,259
    Location:
    JHB - Randburg
    Today I started a new experiment ...
    In my outside tanks (three tanks all connected so the flow is shared) two have no algae and the third tank (top) only has Danios in it and loads of algae ... all sorts.

    So today I added 30 ++ guppies to the top tank. Immediately the guppies started pick at the algae - on the glass, plants, wood and substrate.

    Obviously water quality is not the reason why the top tank has algae and the other two do not. Could it be that guppies are actually good algae eaters?
     
  2. Guest




  3. Bufamotis

    Bufamotis

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    i see those you gave me kissin everything in my tank, first thing the did when added, was to start picking at the wood, which i know may have had a tiny bit of algae traces on, (i dont really get any algae, but what i do get dissapears fast)
     
  4. SalmonAfrica

    SalmonAfrica Batfish

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,079
    Likes Received:
    468
    Location:
    Durban
    A lot of livebearers eat algae- not just guppies. Thay won't do such a nice job like your plec or CAE, but they'll handle the occasional overgrowth.
     
  5. Bufamotis

    Bufamotis

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    lol, i did my -no feeding day- and came home to find all the roots of my penny wort had been trimmed, either the platies were real hungry or the guppies pitched in...
     
  6. carl p

    carl p

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    4
    my platies also do i realy nice job on removing algae from my swords leaves and that white fluffy stuff
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Guppies love algae Forum Date
got to love Guppies General Discussions Nov 28, 2010
Dead Guppies Diseases Feb 21, 2024
Wanted: Looking for Guppies for sale in or near Edenvale. Wanted/Swop/Freebies Feb 17, 2024
Wanted: Any livebearers (Mollies/Platies/ Swordtails and Guppies) Wanted/Swop/Freebies Nov 21, 2023
Wanted: Guppies plants shrimps Wanted/Swop/Freebies Jun 1, 2023
Wanted: Wanted : Albino Koi/Kohaku Guppies Wanted/Swop/Freebies Apr 15, 2023
Freebie: Mixed guppies Wanted/Swop/Freebies Oct 17, 2022

Share This Page