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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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yeah i would add a nerite snail or something, not another fish. You really don't have the room for another fish in the 5.5 :)

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I'm just going to stay away from adding anything in their tanks Last time I had snails (was taking care of my teacher's fish/plants) the tank got like infested!!! And they poop like crazy, it was disgusting!

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Nerite snails are awesome. They don't reproduce in fresh water, and they're the BEST algae eaters, and have a very small bioload

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I did he is in my pics

If you searched "Dwarf Botia" in google pics. Does that look like him?
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I'll have to try to find those snails!!!

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I did he is in my pics
I think that's a baby chinese algae sucker, it gets up to a foot. BUT I may be mistaken.

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Nerite snails are awesome. They don't reproduce in fresh water, and they're the BEST algae eaters, and have a very small bioload
If they have very small bioload .. is it possible for a nerite to live in a heated and filtered, and planted 1.5 gallon tank?

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I think that's a baby chinese algae sucker, it gets up to a foot. BUT I may be mistaken.
Wow a foot, wonder why he was so cheap
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Chinese algae eaters have also been known to eat the slime coat off smaller fish when they get bigger O_o


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Chinese algae eaters have also been known to eat the slime coat off smaller fish when they get bigger O_o
I had two of them and they grew up to 4 or 5 inches and both ganged on my poor 4 years old female fathead minnow and a three years old red rosy minnow too. But the oldest minnow got it worser.It still have the damaged scales but she's a tough old fish.. I decided to give the two CAEs to local pet store. They said these fish will be used for display only. Whew!

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