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    One thing I did not notice from the OP is what type of algae are you wanting to control?
    SAE as great for a broad spectrum of algae. These would work perfectly with Angles and I can't see why they would not work with discus. But the down side to SAE is they are a schooling fish. So at least 6 or more, and they are quite large once they mature.
    BNP can be good at the average amount of algae. But on the whole they seem more intent on eating shrimp pellets for the cory than algae for me.

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    Great addition mac not all fish eat all different types of algae.

    I say till don't forget the otocinclus I really like these little guys they are social needing more then 5 usually they're also extremely peaceful.

    Don't forget though with which ever fish you get you supplement the diet mainly with fresh veggies like zucchini,squash,sweet potatoes,spinach etc...

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    You know, I keep a single SAE in my 55. He hangs with the chain loaches and panda garra, and seems pretty confident and happy. Not ideal, but it works.

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    Yes, Congrats DD on your pictorial! How awesome is that ;)
    65g neons, black neons, serpae tetras, harlequins, zebra danios, cory cats, yo yo loaches, nerite snails, vampire shrimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    One thing I did not notice from the OP is what type of algae are you wanting to control?
    SAE as great for a broad spectrum of algae. These would work perfectly with Angles and I can't see why they would not work with discus. But the down side to SAE is they are a schooling fish. So at least 6 or more, and they are quite large once they mature.
    BNP can be good at the average amount of algae. But on the whole they seem more intent on eating shrimp pellets for the cory than algae for me.
    I do have brown algae (diatoms) in my 65 but it's rather new (4.5 months) so that could be part of it, other than my negligence on WC's (but I'm better now). My sailfin has done a pretty good job in that tank ;)
    I was favoring the SAE but wasn't completely hooked due to them getting big & schooling. I have the room, I just don't want them causing problems for other fish I have once they get bigger.
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    In my experience SAEs do get pretty big, but not aggressive. My experience is limited, so you'll want to make sure of that, but I'm pretty sure that's the general consensus. You want to stay away from Chinese/Golden algae eaters, though--they're pretty and do a decent job when they're young, but once they're full grown it's open season on anybody they can catch.

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    SAEs IME and IMO are very decent fish to keep, even when mature.
    The whole time I had them they were very peaceful. One thing I could liken them to ottos just way bigger and a lot more like a hoovering dragon fly.


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