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post #11 of 16 Old 05-20-2011, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Agree that you should isolate and treat that poor guppy but I say for at least a month or more. Treat him with an antibacterial to avoid infection in that wound. Poor lil guy.

And get rid of that CAE. If your water params. are right for Otos, get some of those instead.
I did remove him, thanks Romad and 1077. I've read this websites info in them, I just can't believe that a Petco employee would recommend this guy to my guppy and neon tetra community.

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post #12 of 16 Old 05-20-2011, 12:22 PM
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Instead of anti-bacterial, I'd use salt to help him heal. (Salt's dangerous, but when it comes to livebearers it's generally a good treatment.)

Be sure to do it in another tank.

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-20-2011, 01:14 PM
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I wouldnt trust most petco/petsmart or big animal dept stores. if you are going to ask for a fish specialist most likely you should read up on it is the first thing, the second is to ask at a LFS (no other animals but FISH) that way you know thats all they know for the most part, then ask on forums if you still are questioning. as CAE grow they will get more aggressive and eat less algae. are you sure you have a CAE or a False CAE>?
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I wouldnt trust most petco/petsmart or big animal dept stores. if you are going to ask for a fish specialist most likely you should read up on it is the first thing, the second is to ask at a LFS (no other animals but FISH) that way you know thats all they know for the most part, then ask on forums if you still are questioning. as CAE grow they will get more aggressive and eat less algae. are you sure you have a CAE or a False CAE>?
I'm sure, when I bought him he had a name of just Algae Eater but in parentheses Gyrinocheilus and Gyrinocheilus is also known as a CAE.

Teishokue, are you Japanese?
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-21-2011, 01:46 AM
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Im aware most places like that would sell it as Algae Eaters but what im saying is are you identifying it as a CAE or a False CAE. since they are very similar with small differences. It is just like the False Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion Ocellaris) vs the True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion Percula).... the thing you can tell them apart for sure is that the false one has 11 spines on the dorsal fin while the true has 10.. others have observed more but havent been too consistent.
in your case there are the species:

A type of Crossocheilus
siamensis species

Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
Garra taeniata

Or a type of Gyrinocheilus
species

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post #16 of 16 Old 05-21-2011, 12:39 PM
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Get some aquarium salt. It helps with recovery, gives electrolytes fish need, AND improves gill function. Your guppy is in a lot of pain right now, but aquarium salt will make it so much easier for your guppy to survive and heal. I put in aquarium salt anyways just because it promotes good healthy fish.

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