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For Kelvin -- ref Black Molly post

Posted By: peterinwa <peterinwa@attbi.com>
Date: Monday, 3 February 2003, at 3:43 a.m.

I just found your post from a few days ago about my new Black Molly which I got to eat my algae.

Turns out it looked sick at first, staying near the top of the tank. Now it's acting great and swimming all around but has Ich on its sides. I suppose the way it acted at first was due to Ich in its gills.

Anyway -- thank goodness it's still in QT and that you all convinced me to get one -- I put a large Java Fern leaf that was covered with long algae from my main tank into the QT just to see what would happen. I didn't feed all day and it never touched it.

I know others have posted that Black Mollies were good algae eaters, which is why I bought her. I'll see how it goes.

It's all kind of