Originally Posted by Manix
In regards to algae. That is something I didn't put into consideration yet.
I'm now thinking of Siamese Algae Eaters, but my local LFS
's don't have the true SAE
's. So I may have to special order them. Another route I was thinking of is Red Cherry Shrimps. But I fear Rasbora's and Gourami's eating them.
Pleco's I believe will destroy my plants because I have very fine sand substrate. I was actually thinking of getting Gold Nugget Pleco but I want to be safe than sorry.
sound good? Or you guys have any suggestions on specific algae eater?
Rcs are a bad idea. They are small and will get slowly picked off. It can work to have them in with fish if you start with a big colony in a very well-planted tank, but even then I do not advize it.
are probably ok. I have never kept them, so not sure. My bnp never bothered my plants, but I have heard that some pleco species should be kept with tough leaved plants. But, I haven't really heard of people haveing those issues with bnp, just with common plecos.
Other options would be pitbull plecos or otos. Both are peaceful and should be kept in a trio. I recommend pitbulls personally because I think they are a bit hardier.