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Old 06-18-2013, 04:56 AM   #21
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Siamese turn extremely aggressive when they get older
Do you mean Chinese algae eaters? Siamese algae eaters aren't aggressive- they are highly active, inquisitive, greedy and, when large- NOT algae eaters. Lol. CAE on the other hand are just evil little critters. And highly intelligent. A bad combo IMO
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #22
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Snail traps don't work
I disagree I made one from a small container and it works great. It's not perfect it keeps numbers in check, it doesn't catch them all but a good percentage
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I disagree I made one from a small container and it works great. It's not perfect it keeps numbers in check, it doesn't catch them all but a good percentage
My gravel vac brings them to the top of the substrate where I just pick them out.
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Nothing beats a pleco for algae eating. Mine keeps my 30gal spotless
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #25
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Snail traps don't work, loaches on the other hand are amazing at snail control. Professional exterminators. Anyway don't buy a fish or invertebrate to solve a problem, it's mistake. Also, algae is MUCH different in a planted tank as opposed to a non planted. Our lighting is intense because we need to satisfy our plants, while non planted lighting is not enough to really spur the more troublesome algae. Solve your water quality issue, THEN get your algae helpers.
You clearly didn't read my first post. I clearly stated that the issue was being resolved and
almost is. Ill cal my lfs tonight and see what he has I'm decided to go with the snails and otos.
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Nothing beats a pleco for algae eating. Mine keeps my 30gal spotless
Okay thanks everyone how many of each should I be getting? For the otos, zebra nerite, and mts.

Sorry about he double post.
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Okay thanks everyone how many of each should I be getting? For the otos, zebra nerite, and mts.

Sorry about he double post.
I would say 3-4 Otos, 2 nerite and 5 mts to start (they will reproduce for sure if you have sand hey will burrow)
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #28
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You clearly didn't read my first post. I clearly stated that the issue was being resolved and
almost is. Ill cal my lfs tonight and see what he has I'm decided to go with the snails and otos.
First, take your attitude somewhere else it's not needed here. Second, you did state that you understand it's a water quality issue, yet you still seek invertebrate or fish solutions?
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