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  1. Hello Co-Op community! This is my first post and I could really use your help! I recently started to notice some breeding behavior from my goldfish and some eggs that were fertile on some plants. I took them out and was going to put them in a tub with metholyene blue. As I was collecting the eggs, they literally started to hatch in the collection cup. I was like ok I’ll just try to make a Master Dean breeder tub. I spent a couple hours putting together a setup to raise them up. I was noticing today that they were sucking on the edge of the glass. They also do not look like goldfish fry. Much longer, slender bodies with a slight black line. I realized these are not goldfish but Siamese Algae Eaters (SAEs)!!! I have 3 in my goldfish tank that are over 2 years old. There is plenty of info out there for raising goldfish fry but not so much for SAEs. Most articles say it’s not possible or that there is no research to help. I have supplies to raise fry and they seem to be doing ok at the moment. I have some spirulina powder I may try to feed, I just don’t know when.. They seem to have a yolk sac but I have no idea how long they last. Any additional insight would be greatly appreciated. I’m hoping someone has had success with this..
  2. Hey all. Discovered this odd spot on my SAE today, looks to be on his chest-area (if fish had chests 😄). Not sure what it is. He seems pretty okay, but he might be breathing a bit more heavily. Any ideas on what this is and what to do about it? Thanks in advance.
  3. At first I thought my crypts were losing leaves because of a nutrient deficiency. Every once and a while it would be one leaf at a time. But it would always be in a pattern that it looked like something was taking bites of it. Now I think I caught my SAE in the act. Has anyone else experienced these fish eating leaves and vegetation. Feed once a day but maybe that’s not enough for him particularly?
  4. Had anyone experienced aggression with SAE’s? He’s well feed and bullying all the otos that get remotely near the algae wafers at the bottom corner of the tank. Tank is well planted and plenty of spots to hide/hangout. Probably going to have to re-home him at some point just because he’ll get too big for that tank, but curious if anyone who’s kept them found them to be territorial or aggressive. Thanks!
  5. I have 3 2yr old SAE's. I want to put one in my new 40G. Is it OK just to relocate 1 of them? I don't know enough about fish psychology to know if they get bonded in schools? And can I leave 2 in 1 tank? I read somewhere but can't find it now that they should be in odd numbers. I'd prefer not to add another one to the family right now so I think moving one is the best option if it won't cause other problems. Any issues doing this?
  6. I have been fighting algae on my plants for a while now (see post algae is becoming a drag). I feed my fish once a day and one day they don't get fed at all..hoping they will EAT stuff in the tank. Cory recommended a SAE .. so I made the mistake of researching them and per what I have read, they can get as large as 5-7 inches???? that is quite large for a 20G high..No?? its that hair algea ..it DRIVES ME NUTS!!!! I just remove leaves etc. to try to get it under control. I have decreased my light and it really does not change even if change my water every week or every 2 weeks. Whatever is there STAYS there unless I remove it..the new growth is clear of it..but the lower parts of the plants have it..so I would have to remove all of it..I am using easy carbon as well .. Will panda garra eat that stuff? I want an excuse to get one of those too..because they are super cute. Shrimp are an option, but the molting is just creepy to me.. I always think I have a dead shrimp in the tank.. Any recommendations are welcomed and appreciated!
  7. How fast or slow do Siamese algae eaters grow? I just got mine from Aqua Huna. There are eight of them and they are about 1/2" and about the diameter of a pencil lead.
  8. I have a half-grown SAE who's really cool. At first he thought he was an oto and would school with them, but unfortunately he's gotten too comfortable and has become a bully. I have other tanks I'd love for him to clean but try as I might, I can't catch him. Anyone have tips for homemade fish traps so I can try my best to trap him?
  9. So I’m going to add some SAE to a 20 gallon. Online some sites said only add one to that size tank, but when I called my local store they said I should do 3. Any suggestions?
  10. Looking for help on removing green hair algae in my 40g I don't yet have fish in the tank just plants. Been cutting my lights down from 8hr to 6hr a day as to make sure my plants still get plants of light. No natural light hits the tank. I know there are plenty of fish and invertebrates that can help just not sure which would be the best for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Ok Nerms, I have a question for you. The situation: 75 gal, 80 degrees, 7.6 Ph. Stocking is "semi aggresive": 2 senegal bichirs, 1 ctenopoma, 1 blood parrot cichlid. I have some algae starting to coat the older leaves on my anubias plants, I noticed it after starting to increase the light in an effort to coax my jungle val into growing more (increasing the light as in, scooping out duckweed, not lighting duration). I'm considering adding an algae eater, as I feel it would add more variety to the tank, and I'm very understocked. There is a nerite snail in there, but the little white eggs are really not doing it for me. Smaller snails are quick to become cichlid snacks. Three of the four walls are coated in algae, as well as the rocks, so there's lots to munch on in there. I'm limited to fish that get bulky and somewhat large - over 3 inches, or else they will be snacks. I'm also limited to plecos that are deemed bichir safe, since many will rasp their slime coat off - bristlenose are deemed bichir safe. So I have narrowed down my choices to either a bristlenose or a grown out SAE (or more than one, I don't know). Having never kept either, I don't know which is better at algae consumption. So what say you? Which would you pick? Here's a pic of the algae I'm dealing with.
  12. A big hello from Denmark. Sadly my female angelfish past away a couple weeks ago. It took about a year from buying 8 juvenile angelfish to having a pair to lay eggs. Once i was sure i had a pair, i found new homes for the rest of the angelfish. The big dream was having a breeding pair of angels, in the living room tank. It was a sad day when i came home to a dead female angelfish. I have other cold water tanks in my workshop for my overvintering of my mini pond species. But i only have that one tank in the house. Since then i have decided that i want to try my luck at Breeding Kribensis instead. I have considered having congo tetras, siamese algae eaters and maybe some Cory catfish with them. Not sure about the Corys yet. Im not sure about the amount of Congos and Sae's though. What would you suggest? Any other good suggestions on tank mates is very much apreciated too. I think the tank is what you would call medium planted. Not sure though. Kim Esbye Blomberg (Denmark)
  13. Having hair algae problem and was wondering if the Siamese Algae eater will get along with the guppies and shrimp?
  14. I have 4 golden simonies algae eater. I know they get big but should I put one in with with my pea puffers if the take is adequate for the algae eater? Do not scold me the algae eaters were a gift.
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