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.
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.