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post #11 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 12:23 AM
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Correct me if I am wrong but the Bristlenose can get up to 5" which is still a resonably good size fish.
Proven right. At the moment, I have only one as it's very rare due to Law of Supply and Demand. I'm planning to keep discus in two weeks.
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i did have some sucking loaches but they were atcking the other fish so i gave them away.
I assume that this is a Chinese Algae Eater. They are very well-known for attacking the fish by sucking in the mucous membrane. Not a very good fish IMO. A lot of people I know complained that their CAEs keep sucking on the fish which I had replied that removal is the best option.
This fish alone reaches 25 cm in size. Being boisterous, neither are they suitable together with timid fish.

If you are looking for a good algae eater, ancistrus and otos are your options. Siamese Algae Eaters are also good at consuming thread algae but not a good tankmate with timid fish as they can be boisterous.

My advice is that before you buy, do a little more research or ask in the forum for experiences. It's never too bad when you ask for the fish's requirements.
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post #12 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 09:27 AM
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i had a sucking loach and he killed all my fish
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post #13 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 11:34 AM
CAE tend to defend territory and can continually attack other fish. Adult CAEs are best kept alone, or in the pet store.
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post #14 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 11:50 AM
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I had a CAE in my big tank. Thanks to blue I managed to take it out and put into my 10 my lower priority tank. Yes a bristlenose is the best option.
But where did you hear that they will eat the scales off other fish? A pleco? Wow , I've never ever seen that or heard of it. I only have 1 common pleco in my 55 gallon, and usually there always in hiding except for night, but my lil guy is out all the time...Cleaning the tank right up. Love him!!! :D :D :D

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #15 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 02:22 PM
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With all of the pleco lovers, I am surprised that we are not seeing pleco spelled "ple*co" instead of "pleco".....
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post #16 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 02:37 PM
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I dont get it....????

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #17 of 34 Old 08-02-2006, 02:59 PM
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There is an old superstition that = If a pleco owner spells pleco, "pleco" then he would curse his pleco and it will die. If however, you spell pleco, "pl*co" then the curse can be avoided and your pleco will live to see another day. Are you superstitious???
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post #18 of 34 Old 08-03-2006, 07:49 AM
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Everything happens. Superstitions are only for the gullibles.
They are myths and we, as hobbyists, shouldn't believe much into nonsense.
I understand that you are just stating that.

I wouldn't let that myth spread in this forum. This will create nerves on those who keep plecs. So that myth should never be repeated again in other threads.
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post #19 of 34 Old 08-03-2006, 11:10 AM
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u could try ottos
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post #20 of 34 Old 08-03-2006, 11:11 AM
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