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Replacing my Chinese algae Eater
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MattyP
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)22:27    Post subject: Replacing my Chinese algae Eater Reply with quote

OK I presently have a 1.5" Chinese algae Eater and all he does is cause problems. He chases Rupert( Male Swordtail) and harrasses my Tetras. But I don't know, he is sort of good at cleaning the bottom of the tank. If I sell him to my LFS what would could I get to replace him? I'm not sure if I will sell him just yet though.

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-Mattyp
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)23:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could replace him with a bristlenose cat..

they grow to around 5" and are very good algae eaters..but after he eats your algae, you must feed him with algae wafers (ie: hikari brand)

good luck,
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)4:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would "Give" him away ASAP, as they get larger and older, they tend to stop eating algae, and often become real pests, and can become aggressive, they can reach 10 inches. Not the best choice of fish in my opinion.

If you can sell it, all the better Wink

I prefer to sort out tank problems (Bottom cleaning, algae, snails etc), by sorting out the reason for these problems rather than adding fish, but as Brett has mentioned, a Bristlenose is a good aglae eater if you need one.

Bob
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Tienie
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PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)5:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also had one, he also proved to be quite troublesome.

I agree with brett on the BN.

Please don't replace him with a smaller Chinese algae eater!
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MattyP
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PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is already a troublsome little bugger. I have a pregnant Neon and he loves to harass her Mad . I have a LFS about half an hour away that buys unwanted fish (hope they still do that) . I like the way the BN looks and all I'm finding a lot of good things about it. Hopefully that LFS has them. If not what else would be good?

P.S I will not get a smaller Chinese algae Eater. Iw ont get one at all!

thanks

-MattyP
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