Robert B said:I was kind of wondering the same thing. I gave up on these fish awhile ago. Once I caught them eating my Tonina they were out. Then not two days later I was at a friends house and noticed them eating his Rotala wallachii. His were gone very soon as well.
Also they get too big and are ugly and like fastlee84 said they really won't eat much algae once they get a taste for flake or something else. I don't think I ever saw mine eat algae from the day I bought them. My two cents.
My opinion is that algae eaters play a large role in keeping a tank clean. Sure you can find that "perfect" balance where you don't need any, but it doesn't leave you much room for error. If you can keep the fish alive I feel they are just as much a long term solution as any other. You obviously can't rely on these fish to solve an algae problem on their own, you must solve it yourself, but once you have that under control they will help clean up the tank of leftover algae and also help keep it clean as long as it is growing slower than they are eating it.fastlee84 said:Hi bros..
I think having SAEs, Ottos, even Cigar fish would only solve the solution temporarily. I've read from another forum such as AQ, they state that if you play with the water parameters, BBA may be wipe out completely.
Pls give your opinion on this?