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Old 08-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Chinese algae eater

I I have to worry about my guppy fries with my Chinese algae eater or should I put a common pleco in there?
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I I have to worry about my guppy fries with my Chinese algae eater or should I put a common pleco in there?
CAE can be very aggressive. I have 3 in my 75g African Cichlid tank and they hold there own but I don't have your average tank.
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When they get older they will stick to fish and suck their scales off.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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I really don't think chinese algae eaters belong in any aquarium.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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My favorite quote regarding Chinese Algae Eaters:

"I would rather suck the algae off the glass myself than put a CAE in my tank."


What size tank is this, and why can't you just manage the algae yourself?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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I I have to worry about my guppy fries with my Chinese algae eater or should I put a common pleco in there?
I think it depends on how big your tank is & how old the CAE is. They typically say that if their housed in at least a 30g with fast fish the fast fish are safe. It's usually others of similar type & more flat type fish that are in the most danger. From my reading they don't typically get aggressive until close to adults & into adulthood. I have 2 myself in a 46g, the larger one shows slight aggression towards the smaller one on occasion; I've only had them about 6 months.
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Mine have been with me for almost a year and I've had no issues. But then again my tank is like where I grew up. A dark street in the south Bronx. Ya just gotta k is your place of you'll be taught your place lol. And that ain't no lie.
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Gargamel (cae) is hopefully finding a new home in a 75 g tank. Hopefully the adoption will go thru.
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A common pleco is more of a pond fish IMO. You could try a Saimese algae eater. Mine decimates algae. Other plecos are excellent for aquariums. I adore my bushynose!
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