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Any suggestions of alage eaters???

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Any suggestions of alage eaters???
Old 10-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #11
 
it will eventually hurt the angels. try to give it back to the store, they may even let you trade it in. BN plecos are ok, common plecos get rather big and would need a bigger tank than yours i think. some of the inverts, shrimp and snails, can also be good i believe, but i don't know enough about them to really recommend anything. you can look through the fish profiles (second tab in across the blue bar at top) for more information. make sure you get something that can deal with the same water parameters as the angels (shouldn't be hard).
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #12
 
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Definitely can hurt your angelfish, give him back. I would get a bristlenose peco considering they only get about 3-4 inches at the most, my little guy is 2.5 he's an albino. The albino tend to be smaller for some reaosn, but they are awesome algae eaters <3 and adorable to boot too. They are sweet little things and hardy, I haven't had any issues with him, in a 50 gallon you might be able to get two if you wanted depending on how many fish you have. ^^ I agree with Kendra always check the parameters first and do research
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:44 PM   #13
 
thank you really much guys!!! i appreciate the help !!! :))) .. now can someone tell me all the colours of BN plecos???? thanks!
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
 
i think they just come in normal and albino. both are kind of cool, though they aren't the prettiest fish out there.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #15
 
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I think it's just normal and albino, I wanted normal but my tank is only 25 gallons and so I wanted to get the smallest kind XD so I got the albino. And though the little nubs on their nose is kinda weird at first you sorta fall in love with them later on. They kind of remind me of bulldogs XDDD lol
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:53 PM   #16
 
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:54 PM   #17
 
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If you do decide to get one, there are several things you might want to consider, they like caves and must have driftwood of some sort because it helps them digest (I think)... either way I know they need it, they are usually kind of shy in the beginning so if they hide don't worry too much, and also they like veggies. Most don't even need to be blanched for the Bristlenose because of their ability to rasp, mine loves the squash so I just remove the skin and take out the seeds put it on a veggie clip and away he goes <3 it's fun to watch. ^^ You are most definitely welcome most of the stuff I've learned is either from here or from my own experience so I love sharing ^^
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #18
 
i have a common pleco, and i give him fresh zucchini once a week, peel and all. he eats the insides and only sometimes the peel, but it doesn't bother him so i don't remove it. it is fun when you get to see them eat, but they are nocturnal (common and BN i believe) so you don't really get to see them much.

and the drift wood is a must. mine hides underneath it all day.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:59 PM   #19
 
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Ah thanks for the info on not removing the peel and seeds, I always thought for some reason it would be harder for them to digest, but I guess not XD. I guess I don't have to worry so much anymore, and he can just enjoy it all.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #20
 
The reason I suggested more algae eaters is because they prefer larger groups. But if you're going to bring the algae eater back to the shop I'd also suggest a bristlenose. Definitely a great pleco to have and they don't get too large.
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