any Siamese algae eaters???

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any Siamese algae eaters???

Postby bostonjon » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:23 am

I thought these were common but all I seem to find are the Chinese Algae eaters..??
90 gal..4 acara.1 fm,2 geo balzani,4 congo tets,2 rainbow,,5 cory,1 petricola,2bn plecs
.. 25 gallon. multi colony(approx 12),3 calvus,2 albino bn plec
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Postby Yellow-Cichlid » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:55 am

I have two, one in each of my tanks. They were fine at first but the one tripled in size within 2 months and is more aggressive than the cichlids. The other that for some reason hasn't grown is only slightly aggressive. Because of this I'm actually considering taking them out.
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Postby bostonjon » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:17 am

hey yellow cic thats interesting...maybe I got it backwards?? I thought the chinese algae eaters were the aggressive ones once they got bigger!!! I guess I will investigate a little more......
90 gal..4 acara.1 fm,2 geo balzani,4 congo tets,2 rainbow,,5 cory,1 petricola,2bn plecs
.. 25 gallon. multi colony(approx 12),3 calvus,2 albino bn plec
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Postby Admin » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:22 pm

we are out of stock right now
but hope to have more sometime next week

I have found them to be very peaceful even at a large size
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Postby Yellow-Cichlid » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:44 pm

My mistake, I got them confused. I have Chinese Algae Eaters. I only glanced at the subject.
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Real Siamese Algae Eaters

Postby tl64 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:05 pm

Hi,

I've always kept at least a few of these fish for years.The largest two I have now are about 5".They are in a peaceful, community, 29 gal. w/Tetra's,Livebearers and Corys etc.The SAE are the largest fish in the tank.They make sure that they get their share of food but have never harmed anything else.The SAE is one of the few fish I've found that does a decent job eating algae.
For info.,Check out this excellent website:The Krib
Click on Fish and other Animals;then click on Carps and Barbs;next click on algae- eating Carps(sorry-had trouble pasting).
This has excellent pictures and descriptions of the 4 species that may be labeled Siamese/Chinese Algae Eater.
The whole site is very good.
Tom
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