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Post by The Aquatic Beard » Mon Jun 18, 2018 16:35 pm

I have what i believe to be a chinese algae eater. He's about 4 inches long i'd say and not aggressive, just grumpy. I have him in my mini pond at the moment in his log (he loves it) but he just doesn't come out. I would put him in one of my tanks but if he doesn't like a plant then he'll uproot it plus if he's in a grumpy mood he'll swim as fast as he can around the tank, so i dont wamt him upsetting the tank. 

Just dont know what to do with him!

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Post by stuaz » Mon Jun 18, 2018 19:46 pm

The Aquatic Beard wrote: I have what i believe to be a chinese algae eater. He's about 4 inches long i'd say and not aggressive, just grumpy. I have him in my mini pond at the moment in his log (he loves it) but he just doesn't come out. I would put him in one of my tanks but if he doesn't like a plant then he'll uproot it plus if he's in a grumpy mood he'll swim as fast as he can around the tank, so i dont wamt him upsetting the tank. 

Just dont know what to do with him!
If you can't find a suitable solution within your home, then maybe try your local fish store. Often they will take in fish that you can no longer keep.

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Post by The Aquatic Beard » Mon Jun 18, 2018 21:04 pm

stuaz wrote:
The Aquatic Beard wrote: I have what i believe to be a chinese algae eater. He's about 4 inches long i'd say and not aggressive, just grumpy. I have him in my mini pond at the moment in his log (he loves it) but he just doesn't come out. I would put him in one of my tanks but if he doesn't like a plant then he'll uproot it plus if he's in a grumpy mood he'll swim as fast as he can around the tank, so i dont wamt him upsetting the tank. 

Just dont know what to do with him!
If you can't find a suitable solution within your home, then maybe try your local fish store. Often they will take in fish that you can no longer keep.

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really hope it doesnt come to that because he's one of my favourites!

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Post by plankton » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:29 am

What is it in with, and how big is this "pond"?
They tend to end up sucking the protective mucus off other fish and killing them.
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Post by The Aquatic Beard » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:08 pm

plankton wrote: What is it in with, and how big is this "pond"?
They tend to end up sucking the protective mucus off other fish and killing them.
There is a pearl scale, 4 mountain minnows, 4 mollies (two babies) and a platy. The tub is about 60 litres or so i'd say, lots of room for them all and Terry (the algae eater) has been in with them before in a tank.

He spends all his time in the log, been in about a week now and i've seen him twice. He's never showed aggression towards other fish

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Post by plankton » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:14 pm

60l sounds small - they get to 7" and tend to get aggressive at around 2.5"/3"
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Post by The Aquatic Beard » Tue Jun 19, 2018 14:23 pm

60l was all i could do! I'm planning a big upgrade soon though for all my fish bar the betta. I know he can get big but like i said he hasnt show aggression just yet!

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Post by plankton » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:13 am

Just keep your eye on them. ;)
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Post by The Aquatic Beard » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:14 am

plankton wrote: Just keep your eye on them. ;)
Yeah i am doing, Just one of the mollies is being very shy and hides at the bottom

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