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are they real group fishes??? the reason that i dont want to have a group coz they will grow too big. i dont think they grow fast tho. i have one in my 20g tank, and it still stays same size about 1.5 month. should i get more? total 3 of them?

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Tim
 

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Tim,

Yes, they do school. I have 5 in my 58g. They stay together and seem to enjoy each others company. They grow relatively slowly.

I would suggest you keep 3 of them.
 

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thanks for reply. i got two this afternoon. i thought my tank is too small for them since they grow to 6" later on. :wink: anyway, they have to do their jobs. CLEAN algae for me!!! :twisted:
 

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I dont think True SAE's grow to 6 inches. I've never seen one over 3 inches in my 4 years experience with them.
 

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ShaneSmith said:
I dont think True SAE's grow to 6 inches. I've never seen one over 3 inches in my 4 years experience with them.
i'm curious about 6" SAE too. i saw one in my LFS about 3.5". that is a biggest one i've seen so far. i couldnt image what they look like if they are 6". :roll:
 

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I saw a 5 inch one at a pet shop too. Took me 4 months of going back to find little ones there.
I only have 2 but they definately are social. I kind of like the way they do a tail stand and "talk" to each other or other fish.

They also really do eat BBA. I had a piece of driftwood that was largely covered in it. In the few short weeks they have been here it's just about bare. Even the tough old bits of algae are going. They latch on to it and give a twist of their bodies to dislodge it.

Busy little fish.
 
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