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Algae-Destroyer & Loaches

Posted By: Michelle <lilahdog@prairie-light.com>
Date: Saturday, 29 April 2000, at 12:17 p.m.

I have a 30 gallon tank that is the home of 3 Clown Loaches. I also have lots of plants which, by the way, the Loaches don't bother. My problem is all of a sudden I have what I have diagnosed (via internet) as Beard Algae. It cannot remove it mechanically, I've tried. If I get Otocinclus to eat algae I feel I will have to get rid of one of my Loaches for fear that my already crowded tank will be overloaded (1 Betta, 8 Cardinal Tetras, 3 Clowns & 2 Cory Cats). I have it pretty full now. I read that Simazine (Aquarium Pharmaceuticals "Algae-Destroyer") will kill the Beard Algae. My concern is that it will harm my Loaches and Cory Cats and kill