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Where are my nitrites?!?!
Old 09-27-2006, 01:14 AM   #11
 
Sorry, I thought you were still cycling your tank at the time, but I noticed you had the tank running for about a month.

Actually, the 1" per gallon is typical guideline. It actually only applies to narrow bodied fish, like tetras, danios, livebearers. Wide bodied fish, like angels, discus, etc. require more space, and may fall under 2" of fish per gallon.

Danios do not really eat algae discs that much. It's best to just feed them flakes, with a variety of other foods, like frozen stuff. If you do not see the fish eating the algae discs, but you see it gone, it's usually the discs dissolve.
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #12
 
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Unless its my fish tank where I have to at least -mininum- drop in 2 algea wafers a night because my 2 clown loaches eat them as well as ALL my other fish my angels bite them so hard the discs will move and do flips its crazy...So I have to drop in 2 so my pleco can dominate one of them
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:33 AM   #13
 
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Yes they definitely eat them but they seem to be not that interested, like they eat them but dont enjoy them.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:10 AM   #14
 
They probably eat it out of hunger. They would probably like flakes, frozen frozen foods, especially frozen bloodworms.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:33 PM   #15
 
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Just did a test tonight and it looks like the cycle is almost done! I think after tomorrow's water change I will have 0 nitrites! Now, is it too soon to add a pleco of some sort? If not then what one? I have danios in here so i dont want them to be eaten and i dont want a large pleco, just a couple inches max.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:33 AM   #16
 
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Well...Pretty limited on that I would just go with a Bristlenose. They get larger than 2 inches but there the best out there IMO and dont get HUGE. They wont eat other fish...niether would a pleco.

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Old 10-04-2006, 04:27 AM   #17
 
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Nick, plecs in general don't eat fish at all unless the fish is dead.
Otos are definitely a choice if you want fish at size of 2 inches. However, they can be sensitive to water quality so be sure to monitor your water quality.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:49 AM   #18
 
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It is also very important that they do not eat my plants. I read that Bristlenose's will eat them if they have a shortage of algae. It's probably not worth the risk, plus they get too big (15gal tank). I will look into the oto's. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:46 PM   #19
 
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As I stated, they wont eat other fish.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:00 PM   #20
 
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It is also very important that they do not eat my plants. I read that Bristlenose's will eat them if they have a shortage of algae. It's probably not worth the risk, plus they get too big (15gal tank). I will look into the oto's. Thanks!
Josh, believe me. She ate my cryptocoryne crispatula(plants having leaves at 70 cm length).
But I ditch that plant too for dangers of penetrating the silicon sealant which could cause leakage.
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