Algae Eater Help
Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:34 AM
The tank includes:
The fish all get along geat and don't seem aggresive except toward the algae eaters.
The tank has been running for over 4 months and the water quality is tested and fine.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:45 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:44 AM
If you still have problems you should try a L-125 Pleco, they have barbs all up and down their body, with sharp barbs on thier tail. Nasty looking, I have never seen one in a fight, but I would think that there aren't many groups of fish that could tackle that.
at least i think it is a 125...
Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:12 AM
Try adding one at night after you turn off the lights. Rearranging the rockwork while you add one might also help. Getting a larger Pleco might help but large Plecos usually don't eat algae. Most common Plecos lose interest in algae as they grow and will just want to eat your Cichlid's pellets and the occasional algae wafer or veggie.
Even if you wake all the extra measures available, sometimes Cichlids just won't accept a Pleco in the tank. You can always get yourself an algae scraper. Most mbuna will actually follow the scraper around and eat the algae while it floats around after you scrape it off.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:19 PM
thing looks nasty. I think its skin alone will keep the cichlids off.
Pleco's stop eating algea when they get bigger, and you need to put driftwood in the tank to help keep them full.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:59 PM
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