Same with my two Amano. They are more than happy to fight off big skirt tetras for bug bites but algae is so far beneath them. How dare I expect them to eat algae
I have been wanting to get a couple American flag fish. They are supposedly one of the few types of fish that eats bba.
Thanks for checking in. It doesn't look worse but definitely not any better. Since my rotala is growing really well I chopped off some of the long stalks and have them floating amongst the remaining frogbit. It has made a nice little tangle of floating plants that my honey gourami hangs out under.
I have a mix of fake and live, have never had any problems with the live plants introducing bad stuff to the tank. I've got a couple java ferns, java moss covering a terracotta pot, a rotala that is nice, and some floaters
I have 2 hillstreams in my 20g tank and they eat pretty much anything. If the goldfish are into the algae wafers, maybe try a little bit of other foods and see if they might pass on them. My hillstreams eat wafers, spinach, cucumber, cichlid pellets, vibrabites, bug bites, frozen blood worms...
It has been a long time since I've had a bearded dragon but mine used to go nuts for silkworms. They start off small when you get them and grow quickly before cocooning. I also used to feed it the silk moths which was a treat.
We started with 5 glow tetras (same as black skirt) and they were all fine, then we added to black skirt tetras to plus up the school and those two have gotten bigger than the rest and are total bullies. We also have 6 glow lights and they are not nippy, mostly stay in a school but sometimes...