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Old 08-25-2009, 11:05 PM   #1 
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algae!

So in my cycled 10g, I have my Halfmoon (Diego), 3 platies, 1 remaining cardinal tetra, and an adf...
I need an algae eater or something.

1- is my tank too crowded for a ~small algae eater
2- and if not, what kind can i get thats not ~schooling.

and if it would be too crowded... what can i do about the algae?
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:59 PM   #2 
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is the algae on the side of the tank? And what is an adf? (other than a Automatic Direction Finder in a plane)

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #3 
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African dwarf frog.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #4 
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Where do u buy a ADF... ive looked in petsmart, pet supermarket and petco..
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #5 
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I think you need to find a few more tetra if you plan to keep that remaining cardinal alive and happy... they're a schooling fish, and being solo must be really freaking the poor thing out.

I think your tank can only hold about 1 more inch worth of fish though, so your algae eater may have a significant size limitation. Perhaps a few shrimp would be a good fit, but only if you research their compatibility with the ADF...
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:15 PM   #6 
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Maybe try Ghost Shrimp, they're about 33 cents at my local Petsmart, and they're used as feeders anyway so if they get eaten, its good for your fish.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #7 
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Yes, the algae is on the side of the tank, as well as growing on the high heel shoe I have in there.

I got my ADF from a local place here called Fish Haven. And he's super calm, usually hides all the time because some mollies I had tormented the poor little frog :( so its rare to see him away from the cave he and Diego adore.

I had three cardinal tetras, and the other two died shortly after my bettas did. The remaining tetra hangs out with my mickey mouse platy.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:10 PM   #8 
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algae eaters can get pretty big so you might end up with a giant fish that'll need a whole nother tank in a few months. I have some big algae problems in one of my tanks (i think the light that came with the tank is too strong) and i just rinse the plants and wash it out fairly often.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:55 AM   #9 
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Could one of the mods ban this person please. They obviously just want trouble and it's annoying.
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