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post #1 of 4 Old 02-09-2007, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Fish Replacements - thoughts

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I have 2 SAEs and 1 CAE (long story, but it came from my son's little tank which was stocked listening to places like Petco). I have been told and have read that the CAE has to go, in fact he is already starting to show aggression towards my gouramis and remaining danios. I was also told that as the SAEs get older they will also stop eating Algae (bought them to clean of the black brush algae I was getting on my plants at the time) and possibly become less friendly to the other tank mates.

First question is what I was told about the SAEs true? If so I am thinking of replacing them either Otos or a BN Plec. Would that be acceptable? To be honest I am not even sure that I need an Algae eater, I have some green algae on my gravel, and it's really only in one spot. I do have Ghost Shrimp but from what I know about them they really only clean up the deitrus and not the algae.

Here are the fish I have in my 29G tank moderately planted tank, with 65W CF 6700K lighting.

6 Danios
4 Praecox Rainbows
2 Honey Dwarf Gouramis
10 or so Ghost Shrimp (I have only seen 6 at one time)
2 SAEs
1 CAE

My water parms:
0 Ammonia and Nitrites
0-5 Nitrates
ph 7.2
temp 79 F

The CAE is going to go regardless, and so will the SAEs if need (be my LFS will take them).
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-09-2007, 05:26 PM
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First question is what I was told about the SAEs true?
No. I had my SAE for five years now and he has never shown aggression towards any other fish. Otos are better than BNs. By the time you fail growing any algae, the BNs will resort to your plants unless you feed them veggies.

Try Amano shrimps. They can consume green filamentous algae. My bamboo shrimp used to eat that type of alge too when it was alive.:)

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Actually that is the pleco that eats less algae as it gets bigger the SAE will eat algae to end of his life. I think they are one of the better aquarium algae eaters around. Otto's are good too but they need to be grouped and plus they are super sensitive, one died after I called him fat.

After the CAE goes keep the SAE's.

You probably don't see any algae because the SAE's are doing a good job. It's like the Dandruff Shampoo, you don't need dandruff to use the shampoo because no one will know you ever had any.
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one died after I called him fat.



You probably don't see any algae because the SAE's are doing a good job. It's like the Dandruff Shampoo, you don't need dandruff to use the shampoo because no one will know you ever had any.
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