We have bought a new long tailed algae eater - or ancistrid. He looks like the one on this picture:
Will he make a good pet? or will he hide behind rocks the whole time?
How large will he grow? The fish shop said he would not grow too big.
They also said that we should not feed him too much as that will make him lazy and ineffective? Are there any guidelines? How can we tell if he is gaining/ losing weight?
Wow - we also saw some baby oscars in the shop. You are right they do look cute as babies. I'm glad we had done our reading up and so were not tempted as there was no warning on the tank about them. However there were some grown up oscars in the shop which looked like bruisers. All the plants had been torn to shreds.