Aggressive algae eater stressing my platy
I bought an algae eater several months ago, and thought it was an Otto. After reading about them and I think it's actually not an Otto. It's grown to at least 3 1/2 inches, is not very effective at eating algae (don't have much, but I have to clean it myself). That would all be okay, except that lately I see him chasing around my platies, which must be stressing them out, right? He is the most 'nervous' fish I've ever met, and was a giant pain to try and catch the one time I took him out.
I'm thinking of permanently separating them, unless anyone has ideas to 'mellow' him out, or if by some chance someone can tell me I'm wrong and that this doesn't actually bother platies.