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lioness501 05-22-2007 03:14 AM

chinese algae eater
 
i aquired a new 15 gal tank last night, free to a good home! i needed it due to my existing small tank was infected with lice and after treatment started to recycle and i lost 5 fish. it came with everythin including a huge 6" chinese algae eater. it is orangy in colour, i googled it last night and it fits the description perfect. it has the holes above its gills etc. thing is apparently its nasty so wat do i do with it? its on its own at the mo but i cant keep it if its gonna attack my other fish right? i didnt think they got that big

Lupin 05-22-2007 03:51 AM

Give it to your lfs.:)

lioness501 05-22-2007 04:01 AM

is it true they suck on other fish?? its a shame i have to get rid but i wouldnt wanna risk losing my other fish

Lupin 05-22-2007 04:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lioness501
is it true they suck on other fish?? its a shame i have to get rid but i wouldnt wanna risk losing my other fish

Yes. Worst of all 4 well-known algae-eating cyprinids.

lioness501 05-22-2007 04:08 AM

oh well

Gump 05-22-2007 10:35 PM

I have one in my 450 with all my bichirs and bottom dwellers and have never had a problem with it. Watch it around the new fish and if there are problems then remove it.


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