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jacobkolby
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PostPosted: 2007.01.10(Wed)9:49    Post subject: help with tank mates Reply with quote

I have a 55g tank with four electric yellows in it. this is my first cichlids tank and its been running for about 4 months now. all water readings are at 0, but in the last two weeks I have developed an alge problem on the glass and some of the rocks in the tank. Just wondering what I could add to the tank to help out. I have no other fish in the tank right now and the fish I have are around 2.5 to 3 inches.
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PocketBoy
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PostPosted: 2007.01.10(Wed)9:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm.. well if you have 4... maybe a small pleco. I've heard of people buying common plecos and when they get too big they sell them back to the FS and get another small one.

I wouldn't suggest getting any 'fragile' algae eaters, as yellow labs can get a bit aggressive and they're pretty fast so not many things will be able to out-run them. lol

good luck Smile
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Docholliday
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PostPosted: 2007.01.10(Wed)13:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend a pleco. They are very adaptable to various water conditions and temps and can take a beating from other fish. Beware though, they're thee crap machines. I local Superpet buys my common plecos for $10 when they're only 8 inches. So I buy a cheap common Pleco for $2-3 then sell it when it's to big.
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