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post #11 of 20 Old 04-26-2011, 10:20 AM
give him away. when they 'grow to the tank' it stunts their growth... As I forget who said this but imagine you full grow grown in a 2 yr olds body with adult sized organs, it is the same for the fish

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2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
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post #12 of 20 Old 04-26-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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What would you suggest I replace him with? He does a great job of cleaning the tank. My small tank needs help the most. I put a snail in there, he did a pretty good job until my orange bully pulled him out of his shell and ate him. I didn't know I was getting an agressive fish. That tank had three bullies, but now they are dead. I have two fish left in there. A chinese algae eater and a beautiful blue striped fish (think it is a Chilumba Cichlid) I bought him for his color. I really need something to clean the glass of the tank, am thinking I need some more fish in there but not sure what I can put with the blue one. It is a 15 gal. tank.
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Go out and buy an Ancistrus pleco (bristlenose).

I would also go online and make SURE you have a chinese algae eater, rather than a siamese algae eater.

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post #14 of 20 Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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It's a Chinese one.
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post #15 of 20 Old 04-27-2011, 09:11 PM
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Otocinclus Catfish. They are great algae eaters, stay small, and I've never seen any indication that they can be aggressive at all (or be on the receiving end of aggression.) I have a group of Otos in with a particularly aggressive Dwarf Gourami. They are the only fish he has ever tolerated.

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post #16 of 20 Old 04-27-2011, 11:16 PM
the following advice is sound

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #17 of 20 Old 04-30-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Still can't find batteries for my camera, took a photo with phone so not great quality. This is going on three weeks that this fish has looked like this. I thought it was pregnant so bought an isolation container for it. The last few days though I find the fish laying on its side or belly up. Thinking it is dead I move the little container and it starts swimming again.

Is it sick or pregnant?

I can't figure out how to size the photo. Either it is really big or pretty small.
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post #18 of 20 Old 04-30-2011, 12:42 PM
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Your fish appears to have dropsy.

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post #19 of 20 Old 04-30-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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What can I do about it? I just thought it was pregnant.
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-30-2011, 04:30 PM
there are some medications but I do not know them

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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