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McSamster
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)17:30    Post subject: Sucker Time Reply with quote

I am finally going to get my sucker fish, now my tank has been running for awhile, and their is algae for the suckers to eat, I shall also pick up some sinking food for them just incase their isn't enough algae.

I am going to my shop in the morning, which is about 11hrs.
So some quick advice would be great Smile

I am planning on getting a Pakistani Yo Yo Loach (I heard these are fine on their own), and then 3 Cory's, not sure which yet, probably 'Surinam's', but all 3 will be of the same Cory. Would these get on fine etc. Anything I should be aware of. Any help would be great!

I heard most Cory's shoal together. Even if they are different, such as 2 Surinam's, and 2 Albino's. Is this correct?

thanks!
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Taratron
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of algae eater are you going to get?

Stay away from common plecos--keep an eye out for bristlenose, bulldog, or even otos.

As for cories, they school with similar color--my albinos did not school with my bronze. But the bronze school with emerald brochis cats, which are the same color.

Not too sure about the YoYo loach....
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McSamster
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the YoYo an algae eater?
Don't the Cory's eat algae too *never had them before*
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Mario
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)18:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry McSamster, neither the Cories nor the YoYo Loaches are algae eaters. Sad
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McSamster
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)19:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad

What is it that the Corys eat ??
Because I have heard people say how they keep their tanks clean, so I simply assumed they ate the algae Sad

Is it just the Pleco's + Catfish that eat Algae then ?

Thanks for your help
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William
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PostPosted: 2003.08.11(Mon)19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

McSam,

Cories are bottom feeders and are very useful for cleaning up food that manages to find the bottom of the tank.

Plecos aren't the only tank inhabitants that eat algae. Before we start discussing good options for you, what size tank do you have, what type(s) of algae do you have and where is it growing in your tank?

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William


McSamster wrote:
Sad

What is it that the Corys eat ??
Because I have heard people say how they keep their tanks clean, so I simply assumed they ate the algae Sad

Is it just the Pleco's + Catfish that eat Algae then ?

Thanks for your help

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Garrett
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PostPosted: 2003.08.12(Tue)7:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is a smaller tank, I would suggest Ottos (ottocinclus afinis, if I spelled that right). They don't get large and eat algae quite well.
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