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Article: Comparison Of Algae Eaters In Fresh Water

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nolefan   

I have a discus planted tank and I have use the amano shrimp for algae control they are great and pretty inexpensive... What kind of discus do you keep?

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Interesting, I have been looking for an algae team for my daughters planted ten gallon. I don't know much of anything about freshwater and the pleco species is about all I am familiar with. Her tank just has neons and guppies in it. Maybe you guys can make a recommendation.

Richard

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bif24701   

This is my 40

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Here is a Fuval Edge we got from a moving neighbor for free! Added substrate and livestock ourselves.

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nolefan   

If you ever get too many cherry shrimp I would like to buy some from you ... Nice pair you have .. Ever try to raise the fry a snakeskin and a pigeon blood makes for a interesting mix ..

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TrentN   

That article was pretty good. I don't disagree with the results but the testing method seems a little suspect, especially if those are pictures of the actual testing. There is no control. They're not testing in a sterile environment. What other food sources were present? In what order was the testing done? What was the time of day? Were they all tested on the same day? I think the amano shrimp are great algae eaters but this article doesn't really support it.

 

 

Richard, most plecos are only algae eaters as juveniles. As they get older their food of choice becomes carrion. A few become active predators.

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bif24701   

No, they get sucked up the filter. I plan to get the marineland 75 and stand that pet smart has on sale and make a discus only tank, where we can possibly raise some fry. What would they potentially look like?

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bif24701   

Richard,

If you go with pleco the only one I would consider is a bristle nose. They don't get very large. All the choices on that list are good ones. In fact I use the all. I also harvest Florida Olive Nerite snails from a brackish lake nearby. They are GREAT for planted and reef aquariums.

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If you ever get too many cherry shrimp I would like to buy some from you ... Nice pair you have .. Ever try to raise the fry a snakeskin and a pigeon blood makes for a interesting mix ..

They are about a 1/2" now, I'm sure I could sale some.

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nolefan   

That's actually a very good price and I was thinking about getting that

Richard,

If you go with pleco the only one I would consider is a bristle nose. They don't get very large. All the choices on that list are good ones. In fact I use the all. I also harvest Florida Olive Nerite snails from a brackish lake nearby. They are GREAT for planted and reef aquariums.

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They are about a 1/2" now, I'm sure I could sale some.

text me 8503760482 and let me know how much you want for some

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bif24701   

That's actually a very good price and I was thinking about getting that

No way! I called dibs! JK, they are in stock at most locations in the area.

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Reefer13   

If you need help I have a lot of experience with South American ciclid breeding. I've done Angels, discus, pretty much anything I could try. I got out of the fresh water though to focus on saltwater. A pidgeon and a snakeskin would indeed make a great mix.

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bif24701   

We did it. Got the 75 gallon from PetSmart and got an even better deal because they broke the canopy, we aren't going to use it anyway.

If you need help I have a lot of experience with South American ciclid breeding. I've done Angels, discus, pretty much anything I could try. I got out of the fresh water though to focus on saltwater. A pidgeon and a snakeskin would indeed make a great mix.

It would be cool to breed by its my wife's tank and I don't think she is really interested.

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