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Old 02-11-2011, 02:15 AM   #51
 
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This thread is so entertaining....
I agree. As I had no reason to read it, and had nothing to contribute info wise, but I still read it all the way through laughing as I went.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:34 AM   #52
 
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No, as you'd be slapping me all day long, every day. For a brunette I sure have more than my share of very blonde moments.

You could always make a video of your fish biting you. Then we could slap you all day long. That's not a blonde moment though.

Hell ~ I am not sure what you call that one.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:31 AM   #53
 
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You could always make a video of your fish biting you. Then we could slap you all day long. That's not a blonde moment though.

Hell ~ I am not sure what you call that one.
LMAO!
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:54 AM   #54
 
I know that siamese algae eaters are a good choice as they arwe know to even eat green hair algae, which many algae eaters do not touch. Just need to be aware when you purchase because many chinese algae and flying foxes look almost identical but are not siamese, or even eat algae.
I too like ottos but in such a large tank you would need a fair amount, IMO like 1-2 per ten gallons. I have two siamese and they non-stop cleaning machines... + grow rather quickly.

Also, I keep them with Discus, so yes they are peaceful fish, and no I have not seen them sucking on the mucus that is on a discus fish body. They do not jolt around the tank but rather move gracefully from one spot to the next.

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Old 02-11-2011, 10:05 AM   #55
 
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I know that siamese algae eaters are a good choice as they arwe know to even eat green hair algae, which many algae eaters do not touch. Just need to be aware when you purchase because many chinese algae and flying foxes look almost identical but are not siamese, or even eat algae.
I too like ottos but in such a large tank you would need a fair amount, IMO like 1-2 per ten gallons. I have two siamese and they non-stop cleaning machines... + grow rather quickly.

Also, I keep them with Discus, so yes they are peaceful fish, and no I have not seen them sucking on the mucus that is on a discus fish body. They do not jolt around the tank but rather move gracefully from one spot to the next.

You can find more info identifying the Siamese algae eaters here. There are more than one species that exist in the trade. I dunno if some images are still working. Been two years since we posted it.

Calling All Siamese Algae Eater Owners! - Aquaria Central

Funnily enough, I can definitely agree that SAEs are not a problem with discus. I've done this combo before. Took the risk testing some compatibilities but I weighed the pros and cons between species to consider how safe the combo would be.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #56
 
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Also, I keep them with Discus, so yes they are peaceful fish, and no I have not seen them sucking on the mucus that is on a discus fish body. They do not jolt around the tank but rather move gracefully from one spot to the next.
Too funny! That was exactly what I was thinking too! I have known lot of people that kept them with Discus and never sucked off their slime coat. I think I read once that if they were to do that ~ they are not being fed enough ~ I don't know tho.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #57
 
Sure np, I think they look pretty cool too. Growing at a good rate.
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