05-31-2010, 04:15 AM
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Is my Chinese algae eater really that bad?
Okay, dumb question. Everyone says I need to relocate Stanford, my Chinese algae eater, before he turns into an uncontrollable sea monster. But he doesn't look a thing like the pics of Chinese algae eaters I've seen on this site.
I adore my algae eater, and just can't believe he'll turn into an aquatic Cujo, so I looked him up on Wikipedia and found out that he's not a normal Chinese algae eater at all, but a golden Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrinocheilus_aymonieri
- the pic is spot on, btw). The article says he's not going to get any longer than 6" and he'll only get aggressive with other orange fish and other aymonieri, but will get along with my Betta.
So is the Wikipedia article right and all I really need to do is move everyone to a 30-gallon tank? Or is he really going to be a total nightmare?