Bosemani rainbowfish an ALGAE EATER!?


Was doing some homework and I saw my male bosemani rainbow chasing a female out of the corner of my eye. This grabbed my attention and decided to look over into the tank. After the chasing subsided I was shocked to see the female slurping in a 1 inch bundle of hair algae!

To my understanding, bosemani rainbow are not algae eaters. Has anyone else had rainbowfish eat algae before? I really hope she continues eating this algae, it'll solve a lot of my weekly maintenance problems.


I had a pair for many years and don’t remember seing them eat any algae. But I don’t remember having any hair algae either. Sorry, not a big help !

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