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algae scrapping

Postby toffee » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:30 pm

I understand some Malawi cichlids are specialists in scrapping algae of rocks and walls. They even have mouth and teeth that evolved for scrapping. Can someone help with naming some of those specialists? Thanks.
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Re: algae scrapping

Postby BuckeyeTez » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:55 pm

Any/all mbuna will do this.
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Re: algae scrapping

Postby DJRansome » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:17 pm

And they don't do a thorough job. The fishkeeper still has to scrape.
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