07-01-2015, 11:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2015
| | Re: 260 gallon wild tank
Originally Posted by Vishu1708
How bout a dozen garra rufas (Dr.Fish)? They are awesom at controling algae +you can get the fish therepy when you make changes in your tank.
I would NOT recommend garra rufa for anyone with a community setup. Sure, they are great algae eaters when young, but like their other Asiatic cousins from the genus garra, they become aggressive with age and quickly become interested in a more protein oriented diet, so much so that they will literally hunt any and all other fish in your tank, sticking to their sides to feed off their slime and meat. No amount of feeding helps quell this behavior.
Your best option is to raise them in a species-only tank. I have heard reports on local forums of members managing to spawn them and even raise the new off-spring into adults, but always in a heavily planted and species only tank.