mikej Posted December 13, 2006 Share Posted December 13, 2006 I'd be glad to change it. Do you happen to have any literature or anything where I could confirm that? Michael's books seems to suggest it both ways, so i'd be interested to see if algae play a role only as you say, or if they are also able to use the algae directly for nutrition. I don't have any direct references, but I observed my Rainford Goby picking pods out of a vast sea of GHA, never once actually grazing on the algae itself. Given that it also sifts sand which is typically bahavior associated with microfauna-eaters, I'm convinced that their purported habit of eating algae is confusion with the fact that the pods they eat tend to hide there. Quote Link to comment
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