algae eaters

do you have an algae eater in?

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tan.b

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i have an algae eater in 2 tanks and my 3rd will be getting one this week (not sure what exactly yet!). i find them invaluable to keeping the tank clean and they are the funniest fish to watch!! the positions they get in to get that bit of algae they want! they also love to plany hide and seek! i cant imagine a tank without one! but i was wondering if some people dont have one, and why not?!!! and for those that do have them, what do they have and why did they choose it and how many of them they have?! i guess i'm wanting some inspiration for what to put in my last tank!!

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I also have algae eaters in 2 of my tanks. My 100 gal. has a common pleco, and my 55 gal. has an LDA33 female.
 
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Gunnie said:
I also have algae eaters in 2 of my tanks.  My 100 gal. has a common pleco, and my 55 gal. has an LDA33 female.   
blimey that was a quick response gunnie!!!!

whats an lda33? thats not a very "catchy" name!!!!!!!!!!!! i'll never remember that!!!!!!

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tan.b said:
Gunnie said:
I also have algae eaters in 2 of my tanks.  My 100 gal. has a common pleco, and my 55 gal. has an LDA33 female.   
blimey that was a quick response gunnie!!!!

whats an lda33? thats not a very "catchy" name!!!!!!!!!!!! i'll never remember that!!!!!!

Tan
Some folks call it a snowball pleco:
 
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aaaaaaaaaar, now that i might remember!! they look pretty cool!!!!!!!!! sound like they'd wreck my plants though!!!! look a little bit like my pleco who is my fave fish!!
 

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tan.b said:
aaaaaaaaaar, now that i might remember!! they look pretty cool!!!!!!!!! sound like they'd wreck my plants though!!!! look a little bit like my pleco who is my fave fish!!
They might! Mine has her own cave, so she usually hides in it most of the time.

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i wish to get a pleco for my new 75 gallon tank.
 
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gunnie, she does a lovely pose for the camera though!!!! i have never seen one of those at an lfs! they're gorgeous! what is her cave made from? looks like terracotta. i could do with something like that. i need more caves etc and i prefer the natural stuff than the ornamental stuff. my plec and shrimp are sharing a cave (not even a cave really, they rest under the log where its cave shaped!) at the mo , but soon when my plec gets a bit bigger they wont both fit!! so one of them will have to move out into a new cave!! you can never have too many caves!!!
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I special ordered the cave from which makes all sorts of caves and spawning cones for fish. It was pricey, but she is worth it. I wanted one big enough in case she had babies one day.
 
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that web site has some lovely caves on it! will have to find a similar thing over here! Tan
 

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plecos are so cool!
 

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I only have one tank (I'm a beginner) but I have Chinese algae eaters in it - glad I have because reading other posts seems alot of work clean algae thanks to the eaters I have never needed to complete that task yet. But only had the tank running for just over 4 weeks!
 

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My pleco Herman just passed away, so I don't have any right now. :'(
 

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So sorry for your loss- I can't imagine my tank without my pleco! I thought pleco were very hardy? Lila
 
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