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broujos 10-20-2011 01:08 PM

Any suggestions of alage eaters???
 
Well.. I have a 50 gallon tank with a bgkf 2 angelfishes and one siamese algae eater, and i need another algae eater, but i cant choose which kind!! im thinking about a BN pleco, but im afraid that the siamese will bully him... can someone help?? THANKS!

gorangers0525 10-20-2011 01:13 PM

I suggest more siamese algae eaters.

broujos 10-20-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by gorangers0525 (Post 868785)
I suggest more siamese algae eaters.

thanks, but i have heard that its recommended to add different kind of algae eaters, because each of them eats different kind of algae, so there is no algae left.. also why do u recommend it??thanks!

Andarial 10-20-2011 01:18 PM

Is it a siamese or chinese algae eater? Siamese algae eaters, unless you have a false flying fox, are peaceful fish and do not bully other fish. I have a bn pleco with my Siamese algae eater and they get along fine. The only reason I didn't get another siamese algae eater is because he wasn't that interested in cleaning up the algae as much as he was interested in eating the left over food. So I have him for scavenging and my bn pleco for algae. It works out quite well.

broujos 10-20-2011 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Andarial (Post 868794)
Is it a siamese or chinese algae eater? Siamese algae eaters, unless you have a flying fox, are peaceful fish and do not bully other fish. I have a bn pleco with my Siamese algae eater and they get along fine. The only reason I didn't get another siamese algae eater is because he wasn't that interested in cleaning up the algae as much as he was interested in eating the left over food. So I have him for scavenging and my bn pleco for algae. It works out quite well.

im not so sure, but it is yellow - gold!!

Andarial 10-20-2011 01:26 PM

Well if it's a Siamese Algae Eater then it should look like this
http://www.fishlore.com/aquariummaga...e-eater-lg.jpg

They are only aggressive to their own species, unless kept in groups of five so I suggest keeping them either in that or single.

broujos 10-20-2011 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Andarial (Post 868805)
Well if it's a Siamese Algae Eater then it should look like this
http://www.fishlore.com/aquariummaga...e-eater-lg.jpg

They are only aggressive to their own species, unless kept in groups of five so I suggest keeping them either in that or single.

Chinese Algae Eater | Flickr - Photo Sharing! it looks like that!

Andarial 10-20-2011 01:32 PM

That's a false flying fox or Chinese Algae Eater, they are aggressive fish when they get larger and only eat algae for a little while. They get quite big, and what they end up doing is snacking on your other fish. They will start to eat the slime coat and other stuff off the other fish in the tank. I don't suggest keeping them in a community tank, unless you can have a strictly aggressive tank or something that is full of fish that can handle themselves. I just don't trust the little buggers no matter how adorable they are.

KendraMc 10-20-2011 01:36 PM

get rid of him. chinese algae eaters would rather eat the slim coat off of other fish, possibly killing them, as they get older than eat algae. click on the shaded name to read more about them. they aren't good fish to have with other fish.

broujos 10-20-2011 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Andarial (Post 868811)
That's a false flying fox or Chinese Algae Eater, they are aggressive fish when they get larger and only eat algae for a little while. They get quite big, and what they end up doing is snacking on your other fish. They will start to eat the slime coat and other stuff off the other fish in the tank. I don't suggest keeping them in a community tank, unless you can have a strictly aggressive tank or something that is full of fish that can handle themselves. I just don't trust the little buggers no matter how adorable they are.

oh.. thanks... do you think that they can hurt my angelfishes??? should i turnt it back to the pet shop i bought it??? if i have to, what algae eater should i buy???


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