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Old 10-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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I got given 6 fish which have sorted any alege issues but i havent a clue what they are

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Chinese algea eaters
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thank you

I know i should have researched them before sticking them in but they seam fine in my temperate tank if a little aggressive between themselves.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Do they only have one barb on each side of their faces? Also Chinese algae eaters get aggressive with age.
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I had a couple and they cleaned all the algea of my tank, but then they got aggressive towards each other and they grow pretty big too. So I took them back to my lfs
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Just been reading up on them and it explains the mystery of a ripped tail and killed weather loach and mia danio might get shot of them.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:08 PM   #7
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They will get big and aggressive. Mine is thick(not fat) and is about 5-7 inches
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #8
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I got given 6 fish which have sorted any alege issues but i havent a clue what they are

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Those are chinese algae eaters. What size tank? Not to be a jerk but they get up to 10-11".
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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They look like otos to me? I have 3. I'm no expert though so could be wrong. If they are otos then the only grow to about 5-6cm

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I had one for about 6 years and it was probably around 6 inches never seen any aggression but I have read they can become a problem
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