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chrisjet
05/21/2007, 09:03 PM
Is there a fish or some sort of invert that eats bubble algae ??

Thanks

garyw68
05/21/2007, 09:11 PM
I had a problem with bubble algae. I added five emerald crabs into my 90 gallon and within two to three week, all the bubble algae was gone. Have not had a problem since.

Cultivatedcoral
05/21/2007, 09:13 PM
Some rabbitfish will eat it but it's hit or miss.

chrisjet
05/21/2007, 09:16 PM
ok ill buy some emerald crabs - thanks gary

Peter Eichler
05/21/2007, 09:28 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9988503#post9988503 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by chrisjet
ok ill buy some emerald crabs - thanks gary

Keep in mind they're pretty hit and miss as well. In fact every one I've ever had has been a miss.

todd2000
05/21/2007, 10:38 PM
I had a bunch of bubble algae, and added an Emerald, and she didn't even touch the stuff. Mind you Im impatient and only gave her a week. I finally just took out all the rock (it's only a nano), and chipped off the bubbles at the base, to avoid popping them, that was a week or so ago lets hope it doesn't come back.

Tang Salad
05/22/2007, 04:49 AM
The only thing that's worked for me was plutonium 235 mixed with small amounts of highly refined uranium.








Just kidding :D
Still battling it. I had no luck with emeralds. :(

jwinn
05/22/2007, 09:45 AM
crabs work...I always blow it off or syphon it out

ledford1
05/22/2007, 10:14 AM
I had a Yellow Tang that had an affinity for bubble algae. It seems a bit unusual though. It was funny watching her use her little mouth to bite at the bubbles.

Pea-brain
05/22/2007, 10:33 AM
I always advocate growing them and plucking them off and using them in a slingshot. They are just the right size, explode on impact and have a hard shell :)

shred5
05/22/2007, 10:56 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9988588#post9988588 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Peter Eichler
Keep in mind they're pretty hit and miss as well. In fact every one I've ever had has been a miss.

Same here!

Dave

MJAnderson
05/22/2007, 12:39 PM
Never had an emerald eat bubble that I've seen, and I have 4 of them in my 72. Now they could be eating it when the BA is very small and keeping it in check, but I've seen them eat around a 2mm algae and ignore it.

lou48314
05/22/2007, 01:13 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9989791#post9989791 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Tang Salad
The only thing that's worked for me was plutonium 235 mixed with small amounts of highly refined uranium.








Just kidding :D
Still battling it. I had no luck with emeralds. :(
I strongly advocate the use of Unobtainium 911! :D
Seriously, I wait until it is about the size of a small pea and then vacuum it off or pluck it from the base with tweezers.
I have not found anything that eats it consistently. I did not believe my buddy when he told me that his emerald ate it until I actually saw him doing it. My buddy made me come over to his house in a snowstorm to prove it to me.
I only occasionally have a problem with it. Back ten years I had a huge problem with it. It grew EVERYWHERE in one of my tanks.