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7" Japanese Algae Eater
Old 10-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
 
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7" Japanese Algae Eater

I have an JAE that is approx. 7 years old and so far has caused no problems in my tank. He will eat the dead fish if I don't get to them soon than he. I've been reading through posts here and most say to get rid of JAE's in a tank, my question; why? After 7 years, can he be a problem if he has not already? Also, he is about 6" long.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
 
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I have an JAE that is approx. 7 years old and so far has caused no problems in my tank. He will eat the dead fish if I don't get to them soon than he. I've been reading through posts here and most say to get rid of JAE's in a tank, my question; why? After 7 years, can he be a problem if he has not already? Also, he is about 6" long.
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How big is your tank? How often do your fish die, and why? H ow often do you change water?

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
 
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20 gal. the water gets changed monthly along with a new charcoal filter. Fish die rarely. Have had several types of tetras that are just now dying after 7 years. (They also gave birth in the tank : ) Plus, the JAE get fed algae rounds once per week.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
 
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I guess by the reading I just did, he probably is a Siamese Algea eater. He is very skittish and hides in his log most of the day if I'm around,
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
 
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20 gal. the water gets changed monthly along with a new charcoal filter. Fish die rarely. Have had several types of tetras that are just now dying after 7 years. (They also gave birth in the tank : ) Plus, the JAE get fed algae rounds once per week.
That is a huge JAE! Could you post a pic? I'm sorry that I can't answer your question about the JAE as I have no experience with them but I'm positive others will chime in.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
 
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he is Huge! if I can get a pick, I sure will. He's shy and swims away when I get too close.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #7
 
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Japanese (Siamese, Chinese? ) Algea eater pic

IMG_2581[1].jpgIf I did this right, there should be a pic attached.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
 
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to give reference, that "treasure chest" is approximately 3 " long.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #9
 
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to give reference, that "treasure chest" is approximately 3 " long.
Wow! How long do they live?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #10
 
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from what I read, they can live approx. 10 years or so.
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