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Old 04-05-2010, 01:53 PM   #11
 
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Byron, is it just my imagination or have your camera skills stepped up quite a few notches?? Either that or your fish have decided to be most co-operative! Yes, the farlowella I have is from a clutch (litter? what do you call a group of fry?) of a tank-bred pair. My display has tons of algae so I'm not worried as far as the Farlowella starving once I release him into this tank. My otos in the display are fat and happy and there's plenty of algae to go around. I've been feeding my little Farlowella spinach and cucumber and he appears to like it alot. I wonder how long it will take for my little incher to reach the size of yours??

I wouldn't think in a tank like yours you'd need to supplement diets with tablets?? It seems there's more than enough plant life to support small green/brown algae?
As I mentioned to Lisa, I never see green or brown algae in this tank. The 3 Farlowella make sure of that; they are very agile and work there way up every single leaf of those pygmy swords. Yes, they eat any tablets; I have 4 different brands, 2 veggie, one shrimp pellet, one TetraMin basic tab.

My camera isn't suited for action pics, if the fish are motionless when the shutter clicks, fine, but if not, just a blurr. I took a couple dozen photos just to get these few decent ones.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:58 PM   #12
 
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Hmmm, those Farlowella are quite interesting. My LFS had some in stock, but at $20 each, I was afriad I'd lose them. Ehich are better algae eaters, the Farlowella or BN Pleco? Let me tell you, there must be a shortage of BN pleco's because I can't find one ANYWHERE!

I hope my tank is as lush and green as yours is one day! I'm almost ready to cut a few daughter plants off my swords to replant. Just waiting for the new roots to grow another inch or so. Hoping to fill out the back nicely.....eventually!
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:10 PM   #13
 
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Hmmm, those Farlowella are quite interesting. My LFS had some in stock, but at $20 each, I was afriad I'd lose them. Ehich are better algae eaters, the Farlowella or BN Pleco? Let me tell you, there must be a shortage of BN pleco's because I can't find one ANYWHERE!

I hope my tank is as lush and green as yours is one day! I'm almost ready to cut a few daughter plants off my swords to replant. Just waiting for the new roots to grow another inch or so. Hoping to fill out the back nicely.....eventually!
I've never kept a BN so not sure how it compares. But the Farlowella are tremendous algae eaters, as I've mentioned, comparable and perhaps better than Otos. The 3 in this tank are always at it, there is not a spec of green (or brown) algae anywhwere.

I paid $12-15 CDN for my Farlowella, I would have expected them to be cheaper in the US. They are all wild-caught, to my knowledge no one is commercially raising them. You only see them "in season" as most SA countries now (fortunately) have laws prohibiting exportation of aquarium species during the breeding seasons. Right now we are coming out of the breeding season (rainy season, Nov-March) so you won't probably find them anywhere (unless left over from last year) for a couple months. BN's if wild fish are probably the same.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
 
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Wow, that's good to know. The BN at my LFS was $24.99 and my jaw dropped. I was shocked to see that price for a pleco. I also saw a snowball pleco and a "false zebra" pleco that was quite interesting. Need to read up on them more to make sure they are compatible with my water and don't grow too big. What size tank do you recommend for a Farlowella?
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #15
 
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Interesting. My LFS has a tank full of ABN and also a tank full of Farlowella, all captive bred, at least that is what I'm told. The Farlowella I just picked up last week cost me $20.00 and he's just over an inch. Lisa, I'm not sure how keen you are on getting an ABN but I do know my LFS guy will ship. My ABN does a great job of algae eating but from the early looks of it my Farlowella is a nonstop eating machine.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:52 PM   #16
 
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A tank full? I've been asking my LFS to get me an ABN for 3 weeks and it hasn't come in with any orders. My other LFS had 1 BN pleco, but for $24 I think the ABN is neater. I wouldn't mind finding out how much it would be to ship an ABN, but i am across the country in PA. I do like the Farlowella, but I'm afraid I might not have enough plants and ground cover to make it feel comfortable.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:03 PM   #17
 
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I surmised previously that there was probably someone close to Kym that is raising Farlowella. It is not difficult to spawn them. They seem to be plentiful in South America so it is probably easier to catch and export, but that may change.

Farlowella love wood, they sit on the wood frequently to rest, or browse too. They do not like bright light, so floating plants are good. Of course, this applies to most forest fish.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #18
 
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I do not have driftwood in my tank. Only that large tree stump and a rock cave and some larger rocks....oh, and lots of plants
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I do not have driftwood in my tank. Only that large tree stump and a rock cave and some larger rocks....oh, and lots of plants
They will browse over all that. I don't think they require real wood, but plecos do need actual wood to rasp, not sure if BN are in that group. Maybe someone who has them knows this.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:56 PM   #20
 
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How will the Farlowella do with my pH at 7.0?
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