Do Acclimated Black Mollies Eat Cyano?

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I read a post that was a few years old somewhere that mentioned Black Mollies would graze cyano. Has anyone else heard this, is it a fable or do you have firsthand knowledge? Man, that would make you a millionaire.
 
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they do IME, when cyano film develops on my glass, the little molly I have will nip at it and takes a good portion of it away.
Thanks, this would seem like something beneficial to a reef, if they don't get beat up.
 

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I read a post that was a few years old somewhere that mentioned Black Mollies would graze cyano. Has anyone else heard this, is it a fable or do you have firsthand knowledge? Man, that would make you a millionaire.
Definitely not, they are hit and miss for eating regular algae. Honestly the best thing I have found for cyano in term of a live critter is a hermit crab since they eat the excess food, poop, etc. that can fuel cyano growth. Tried an experiment recently where I added 30 hermits to my 90 gallon with an understocked clean up crew. Was starting to get a bunch of Cyano on the back of my rocks. I changed literally nothing else and the next day it was virtually gone.
 
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Makes sense because it's simple
Definitely not, they are hit and miss for eating regular algae. Honestly the best thing I have found for cyano in term of a live critter is a hermit crab since they eat the excess food, poop, etc. that can fuel cyano growth. Tried an experiment recently where I added 30 hermits to my 90 gallon with an understocked clean up crew. Was starting to get a bunch of Cyano on the back of my rocks. I changed literally nothing else and the next day it was virtually gone.
Makes sense because it's simple, I always worried too much about the hermits eating the snails. I've seen those little assassins at work.
 

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Makes sense because it's simple, I always worried too much about the hermits eating the snails. I've seen those little assassins at work.
They definitely do. It's a matter of what you are willing to deal with. I accept that my snails are going to disappear between my hermits and my invert munching Melanurus Wrasse.
 
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They definitely do. It's a matter of what you are willing to deal with. I accept that my snails are going to disappear between my hermits and my invert munching Melanurus Wrasse.
It would seem then that the flow factor would be the biggest problem
 
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