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post #11 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 02:34 AM
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Chinese alage eaters often times become aggressive as they mature and are generally poor at eating alage. Have observed the chinese alage eaters attempt to rasp or (suck) the slimecoat from large slow moving fish such as Discus,Angelfish,Severums etc. With smaller fish ,they simply chase them until the fish become stressed and I would not recommend them unless the tank was large enough for other fish to stay clear.
For corys,I agree.more is better, I keep no less than eight with a dozen being more enjoyable both for the fish,and for me.
For a ten gal? tank I would recommend a group of five or six Kuhlii loaches so long as the pH was not much above 7.6 They stay small,do excellent job of sifting through the substrate for food,and don't create much in the way of bioload on ten gallon tank which would prolly be more like six gallons if one considers the amount of water displaced by gravel,sand,and or decorations.
In my view,one paradise fish and a shoal of Kuhlii loaches,, the tank would be jsut about perfect stocking wise assuming weekly 25 to 30 percent water changes take place regularly.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 10:56 PM
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I deffinately AGREE with you and the behaviour of the mature algae eaters
I have 2 in the 120 gallon along with cichlids.. they do alot of chasing ..
But the Cichlids do to .... so they are an even match..... its great to
watch...... Lol.
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Unfortunately, I can't really think of any bottom dwellers that would be appropriate for your tank. If you had a bigger tank I might suggest weather loaches but these grow too large for a 10g tank. The problem is that paradise fish are not really tropical fish; they prefer cooler water temperatures than tropical fish do.

I vaguely recall one or more species of corydoras from higher altitudes that might work well at paradise fish temperatures, but I can't think of these off the top of my head.

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