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  1. #21

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    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?

  2. #22

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    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

  3. #23

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    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...

  4. #24

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    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

  5. #25

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    Cool, will go check it out.

  6. #26

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    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.
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  7. #27

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    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.

    EDIT:

    What do you guys think of my stock load? I'm afraid that I'll end up overstocking...

    I have:
    1 Dwarf Gourami
    24 Neon Tetras
    9 Kuhli Loaches
    6 Serpae Tetras
    1 Ghost Shrimp
    1 Otocinclus

    Contemplating adding more ottos, and a different kind of shrimp that will survive longer.

    EDIT AGAIN: In a 55 gallon...
    Last edited by MandyK; 08-16-2012 at 12:10 AM.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    I know some kind of snails eat algae but the type is escaping me. Those might help.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquarium kid
    I know some kind of snails eat algae but the type is escaping me. Those might help.
    Yeah, pond snails do a bang-up job. ;P Only problem is that they also reproduce like crazy, if given the chance. I had some eggs hitch a ride on a plant I bought from Aquabid. Luckily I saw one of the sacks in time and removed it from the plant, but the other one hatched. Now I'm watching 4-5 of them grow (can't be sure... there could be more. =X). I've read that they eat plants, too, but we'll see. I may keep them to deal with my algae, but I may purchase an Assassin Snail to keep the population down, if it gets out of hand.
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  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyK
    Contemplating adding more ottos, and a different kind of shrimp that will survive longer.
    I have 8 otos in a 55 and they are a happy bunch of algae eating machines. :
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