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lindarose 10-01-2012 01:12 PM

7" Japanese Algae Eater
 
I have an JAE that is approx. 7 years old and so far has caused no problems in my tank. He will eat the dead fish if I don't get to them soon than he. I've been reading through posts here and most say to get rid of JAE's in a tank, my question; why? After 7 years, can he be a problem if he has not already? Also, he is about 6" long.
Thank you.

marshallsea 10-01-2012 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by lindarose (Post 1262219)
I have an JAE that is approx. 7 years old and so far has caused no problems in my tank. He will eat the dead fish if I don't get to them soon than he. I've been reading through posts here and most say to get rid of JAE's in a tank, my question; why? After 7 years, can he be a problem if he has not already? Also, he is about 6" long.
Thank you.

How big is your tank? How often do your fish die, and why? H ow often do you change water?

lindarose 10-01-2012 02:52 PM

20 gal. the water gets changed monthly along with a new charcoal filter. Fish die rarely. Have had several types of tetras that are just now dying after 7 years. (They also gave birth in the tank : ) Plus, the JAE get fed algae rounds once per week.

lindarose 10-01-2012 03:02 PM

I guess by the reading I just did, he probably is a Siamese Algea eater. He is very skittish and hides in his log most of the day if I'm around,

marshallsea 10-01-2012 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by lindarose (Post 1262321)
20 gal. the water gets changed monthly along with a new charcoal filter. Fish die rarely. Have had several types of tetras that are just now dying after 7 years. (They also gave birth in the tank : ) Plus, the JAE get fed algae rounds once per week.

That is a huge JAE! Could you post a pic? I'm sorry that I can't answer your question about the JAE as I have no experience with them but I'm positive others will chime in.

lindarose 10-01-2012 03:07 PM

he is Huge! if I can get a pick, I sure will. He's shy and swims away when I get too close.

lindarose 10-01-2012 03:18 PM

Japanese (Siamese, Chinese? ) Algea eater pic
 
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Attachment 65693If I did this right, there should be a pic attached.

lindarose 10-01-2012 03:22 PM

to give reference, that "treasure chest" is approximately 3 " long.

marshallsea 10-01-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by lindarose (Post 1262376)
to give reference, that "treasure chest" is approximately 3 " long.

Wow! How long do they live?

lindarose 10-02-2012 09:27 AM

from what I read, they can live approx. 10 years or so.


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