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Old 05-22-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
 
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chinese algae eater

i aquired a new 15 gal tank last night, free to a good home! i needed it due to my existing small tank was infected with lice and after treatment started to recycle and i lost 5 fish. it came with everythin including a huge 6" chinese algae eater. it is orangy in colour, i googled it last night and it fits the description perfect. it has the holes above its gills etc. thing is apparently its nasty so wat do i do with it? its on its own at the mo but i cant keep it if its gonna attack my other fish right? i didnt think they got that big
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:51 AM   #2
 
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Give it to your lfs.:)
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:01 AM   #3
 
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is it true they suck on other fish?? its a shame i have to get rid but i wouldnt wanna risk losing my other fish
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:07 AM   #4
 
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is it true they suck on other fish?? its a shame i have to get rid but i wouldnt wanna risk losing my other fish
Yes. Worst of all 4 well-known algae-eating cyprinids.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:08 AM   #5
 
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oh well
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:35 PM   #6
 
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I have one in my 450 with all my bichirs and bottom dwellers and have never had a problem with it. Watch it around the new fish and if there are problems then remove it.
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