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I noticed it about couple weeks ago. Rocks are in my 55g demasoni tank. Before the tank was set up i found those rocks by the river, "cooked" and cleaned them before setting up the tank. Have anyone seen anything like that? is it common? Or is it something to worry about?







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Its red algae, it appears in a lot of new tanks. Its okay in my opinion in small doses and acei will eat it. In my tank it got outof control and i found that Tetras general tonic wiped it out in one doses, i can't remember what the main ingrediant is.
 

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Its red algae, it appears in a lot of new tanks. Its okay in my opinion in small doses and acei will eat it. In my tank it got outof control and i found that Tetras general tonic wiped it out in one doses, i can't remember what the main ingrediant is.
well i've got two albino bn plecos in that tank, but they're only at 1.5".. do you think they will take care of it later on?
also i'd appreciate if someone could tell me how to sex acei's.. i was trying to find it in on the species article but it doesn't say anything. Thanks
 

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My plecos eat diatomic algae, but they're larger. See if they work out where it is and try munching on it in the next few days.

I have acei, and from what I've read, they're difficult to sex unless you vent them, but male/female ratios dont' matter much. I know the sexes of mine because I have 3 adults, and 2 have held. The only one that doesn't coincidentally had the most egg spots so I can tell them apart :)
 
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