Bryopsis DOH! So I have a new question....
by, 03-20-2012 at 05:06 PM (863 Views)
So here I have finally discovered that the algae I have been fighting isn't hair algae or caulerpra toxifica but bryopsis instead . I know that the two main ways that people seem to fight this stuff is by raising the magnesium (not a fan of that idea with me actually keeping millepora alive for a change) and the other option a foxface rabbit fish.
I am not scared of adding a foxface to the bioload of my tank as I am confident it won't make any noticeable dent in that but what I am worried about is aggression between it and the yellow tang as the tang is there already. The tang is not full size and is MAYBE 3 1/2" long looks to be closer to 3 1/4" if not smaller than that. If I do add the foxface should I expect some initial aggression and then everyone to be fine after a couple of days or will they both be laying lead on both sides of the tank within hours?
I would be adding it with the lights off after acclimation but seeing as how I can pull out hand fulls of this stuff one day and 2 days later it be right back and bigger in size than before! I feel like I am fighting and uphill battle and honestly right now I am almost weighing the costs of coral to fish here and seeing that coral is more expensive