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So what's the deal on true SAEs. I'm 90% certain I have one. The problem is that I have read conflicting information about whether they should be kept singly or in shoals of 5 or more.
Also, this guy is teeny at the moment - maybe a smidge longer than a full grown otto, and thin as a rummynose. So I am concerned that his prospective tank mates might give him trouble. (55 gallon, 8 Botia striata, 3 Pangio meyersi, 8 cherry barbs, 12 harlequins, 2 bristlenosed plecos.)
None of your fish will bother the SAE unless you count on your BNs guarding a territory. I had two before(with one able to reach 5 years of age). I kept them together with occasional fights happening.
Algae Eating Cyprinids
witch ones better dose it really matter or is the species different some how like what makes it true and what makes the other one false just asking .
Thankyou i just was curious and i hope you get to study the false sae although i think my friend has one and it doesn't seem to do its job too good . good luck
Thanks, Blue. Any idea how they behave in larger groups. I was thinking three to 5 if I could lay hands on them.
P.S. I decided to get 2-4 false SAEs and see how they behave with each other and how diligent they can consume the algae.:) The true SAEs earn a perfect rating.:) They are rarely available so I'll have a tough time searching for a new batch.:)
Got two more Fryday - about 1 1/2 inches long. Chilling in the hospital tank now with 8 neons and my other new acquisitions...
Pangio myersi - giant kuhli loaches. Got three of them yesterday. Pretty sure on the ID - they have the really think orange lines, and the shop was sold them as "Super Kuhlis". That'll bring the count back up to 6, so maybe I'll start seeing them out and about again.
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