View Full Version : My method of ridding my tank of hair algea.

07/02/2006, 08:26 PM
I caught a doctor fish tang last week while snorkeling in south florida. I used to have a slight hair algea problem on a few rocks in my tank. In the past 8 days my little doctor fish tang I caught has eaten about half of the hair algea! I also atach a piece of the sheet algea on a clip every day sometimes twice for my two tangs. My blue hippo never even touched the hair algea but this new tang I caught LOVES it. I always read about people posting their hair algea problems and this is a great solution.

07/02/2006, 11:28 PM
I have never heard of that tang. Do you have a picture or a scientific name?

07/03/2006, 06:38 AM
I was wondering the very same thing.

07/03/2006, 06:46 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7672203#post7672203 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Avi
I was wondering the very same thing.

Yeah, me too.

07/03/2006, 04:03 PM
google is a wonderful thing...

click here (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/DrFish/Acanthurus_chirurgus_sm.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/DrFish/Doctor.htm&h=207&w=300&sz=27&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=T40yn9KhfvXSRM:&tbnh=76&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dacanthurus%2Bdoctor%2Bfish%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN)

07/03/2006, 04:49 PM
sweet looking fish WD!!!