View Full Version : Yellow tang and Hair Algae

05/26/2006, 12:26 PM
Guys do all the yellow tangs normally eat the hair algae because my friend bought one and ate all the hair algae he had in his tank ?

05/26/2006, 12:27 PM
Then he was lucky. Few tangs eat hair algae.

05/26/2006, 12:49 PM
Mine pecked at it, a little, but hardly even put a dent in it. What worked for me was to shorten the photoperiod, reduce nutrients and add a few turbos.

Kaiser Tang
05/26/2006, 12:51 PM
Yea, they pick a little, but won't use it as part of their diet.

05/26/2006, 02:39 PM
I should stole his tang then.. hehehe

05/27/2006, 06:38 AM
As far as hair algae eating fish goes, a foxface is much better. Although there are other ways to get rid of it without adding to the bioload.

05/31/2006, 02:32 PM
Which are the fish that can eat Hair algae ?

As far as I know the yellow tang and foxface can eat it right !

06/01/2006, 06:19 AM
Guys but the foxface is not reef safe right because people say that he will nip to soft corals ..