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Old 09-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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How many otto cats for a 29 g.

Just found out I own a Chinese algae eater , and they get up to a foot! I'm rehoming him to my 55 gal. So the question is in the title. Minimum school requirement?
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Or another option for my 29g tank.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Schools of 3 I believe or maybe it's 5.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Just found out I own a Chinese algae eater , and they get up to a foot! I'm rehoming him to my 55 gal. So the question is in the title. Minimum school requirement?
Minimum is 3 I believe. Bigger is better though
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Minimum is 3 I believe. Bigger is better though
isn't it always 😂. Thanks though! Any other options besides these fellas?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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You could get snails or possibly some shrimp
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You could get snails or possibly some shrimp
can you weigh out the pros and cons please? And once again what size schools are we talkin
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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can you weigh out the pros and cons please? And once again what size schools are we talkin
Why are you looking for them? But snails are probably the best IMO at eating algae. But shrimp are sometimes more fun to watch, they are good scavengers and eat extra food.
What else is in your tank?
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Why are you looking for them? But snails are probably the best IMO at eating algae. But shrimp are sometimes more fun to watch, they are good scavengers and eat extra food. What else is in your tank?
so my tank is almost at a 100% I believe. 3 barbs, 3 platties, 2 mollies, and 2 danios. The reason being to keep the tank rid of algae.
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Also a upside down catfish
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I would say get some snails then, they barely add to your stocking and do a good job at eating algae
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How many snails are we talking? An should I add them all at once?
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I would say get some snails then, they barely add to your stocking and do a good job at eating algae
how many snails are we talking? And should they be. Introduced to the tank separately?
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It depend what type you get, you could get mystery snails or nerite snails. And you could introduce them all at the same time
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It depend what type you get, you could get mystery snails or nerite snails. And you could introduce them all at the same time
is there a certain Breed that won't mass repopulate? Thats my only worry
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Both of the species (basically) can't reproduce in freshwater
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So 4-5 mystery snails should be okay? I seen them at my lfs.
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They can grow the size of golf balls, I'd go with 3-4
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Do the other ones stay smaller?
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