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Old 04-26-2019, 05:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From my readings and research, I am somewhat interested in having a small school of these guys in my new tank that's going up soon. I understand they are sometimes harder to come by and still mostly wild-caught, and that can cause a lot of issues with them. Any tips or experiences that y'all have had, especially with them in planted tanks? Also, if you happen to be in the DFW area and know of a reputable LFS that often carries them, I'd be happy for the referral!
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Have a well mature tank full of algae, diatoms for these guy when you buy them. Most of them are starving when you get them. Feed them quality algae foods, Repashy Soilent Green. You might need to treat them for worms if you see something weird.

It's better to keep them by themselves or fish their size or smaller, that won't compete with them.
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Mine really like blanched zucchini and it is a good way to keep some fresh vegetable matter in their diet.
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MR. Green hit it on the nose. The best for algae- overall- are the Ancistrus. They top out at 4 or 5 inches. Otocinclus was used by Amano because he could afford as many as he wanted and could replace the many that died before they acclimated. Also,in his Lisbon tank I guess he thought not likely they would breed and over run the tank.
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Never had luck keeping them alive for long. Might try again with the blanched zucchini
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