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Thread: I need an algae eater...
08-15-2012, 09:27 PM #21
I'd get a gang of otos. They're very sociable and I'd feel sorry for one on it's own. I have 10 in my 120 litre tank and it's absolutely spotless. They're brilliant, best algae eaters I've ever had.
Maybe your single is lonely and depressed?
08-15-2012, 09:40 PM #22
That's probably what I'm going to end up doing since I already have one. I started out with three, but two of them died on me. To be honest I think it had something to do with the zucchini I was feeding them. I stopped, and they stopped dying.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
08-15-2012, 09:44 PM #23
If you still have loads of algae, you probably don't need to feed them extra veg. I haven't fed mine yet and I've had them a few months. Did you blanch the veg before putting it in the tank? I wonder if there were any pesticides on it if you think it was connected?
Let's have some pics of whatever you decide to get though...
08-15-2012, 09:58 PM #24
All I did to the veggies was rinse them lightly in tap water before I put them in. I had them sliced and frozen so I could just thaw them. At the time I was doing this I didn't have much algae at all. I mean I was afraid they would starve if I didn't put in the veg. I will def add pics! I actually just updated my journal with pics, My Own Little Adventure is the title.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
08-15-2012, 10:06 PM #25
Cool, will go check it out.
08-15-2012, 11:05 PM #26
A large amount of amano shrimp will get rid of quite a bit of algae.
And they are too big to be nommed upon... one of mine seems as big if not bigger than my adult rummynose...
I have a few in my 166g. Though they don't make a big dent, the places they hang out tend to have little algae.Its Phillip, not Origami.
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08-15-2012, 11:07 PM #27
I would love to have some of those guys. I'm pretty sure that you suggested them to me before on a different post. Like I said on the other post though, no one around here carries them. I guess I'll just have to resort to online ordering like you said.
What do you guys think of my stock load? I'm afraid that I'll end up overstocking...
1 Dwarf Gourami
24 Neon Tetras
9 Kuhli Loaches
6 Serpae Tetras
1 Ghost Shrimp
Contemplating adding more ottos, and a different kind of shrimp that will survive longer.
EDIT AGAIN: In a 55 gallon...
Last edited by MandyK; 08-15-2012 at 11:10 PM.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
08-16-2012, 11:17 PM #28
I know some kind of snails eat algae but the type is escaping me. Those might help.
08-17-2012, 01:06 AM #29
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08-17-2012, 01:47 AM #30
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