03-10-2005, 03:48 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by MatPat
First: Siamese Algae Eaters! By far the most over rated algae eater in planted tanks. Once they get a taste for fish food (other than algae) they are worthless and they are very difficult to catch.
Second: Cardinal Tetras from a LFS. The fish had an initial mortality rate of 50% in the first week. Thought it was the GH of 10 that may have contributed to their demise. Moved the remaining 6 to an RO tank (GHand KH of 3 degrees) and returned the dead fish for 6 more and those died within a few days, taking 3 more with them. While the store has a decent guarantee, it does not apply to replacement fish. Now I have 3 Cardinal Tetras that ended up costing me $12 each!!! I like Cardinals, but not that much
Yes, SAE's suck! Mine is getting big and lazy; my ottos easily outgraze the guy/gal! All he does is harass my ottos while THEY try to eat algae! Doubt I'll ever buy one again; I'll just stick with a crew of ottos, shrimp, and snails.