anybody on

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
I have a ? for you. I asked this on the beginner board but I will bring it here as well. I got a lot of good responses but I still want so bad to get an algae eater. I am looking for a good algae eater that will be compbatible with a redtail. So far I am going to skip the fish and get plants. Do you know of any algae eaters that I could get?
 

maybet

New Member
Member
Messages
28
Reaction score
0
I had a common pleco and he did an amazing job at keeping my tank algae free...I had a lot and he cleaned it right up.
 

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
I have a lot of algae as well, but I don't really like pleco's....
 

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
My thoughts EXACTLY...... I don't really like the looks of them either....
 

Jon

Well Known
Member
Messages
566
Reaction score
0
sry atm but ottos wouldnt work... redtailed sharks are very aggressive towards smaller fish so while it might possibly work I wouldnt risk getting ottos... if you don't like plecos or snails then look at shrimps / various plants / anything you can find.... do lots of research and gl finding something... in the worst case scenario you might want to look at some plecos
 

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
As easy going as my rtbs is, I know what they are capable of, he is still young so who knows when he grows up. I am thinking that I may have to get a pleco (the one that does not get so big) as I would really prefer those to plants. Maybe I will get both....
 

RoboDude

Active Member
Member
Messages
235
Reaction score
0
My rtbs is with many smaller fish, like a cory, but doesn't bother it. Otos would work, Jan!
 

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
I bought two Otto's and within 2 days they were dead. I doubt if it was the rtbs though as I don;t think that he even noticed that they were around. I got my PH checked and it was around 8 possibly higher but my other fish are fine. Not too sure what to do here as I am getting mixed advice.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
OP
atmmachine816

atmmachine816

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
3
Location
Ohio, which is in the US
Experience
5 to 10 years
were there bellies large how long the the lfs have them did they feed them algae wafers or some supplement

those are my ?s but I wouldnt get anymore until you lower your ph as I think that might have killed them
 

Jan

Active Member
Member
Messages
95
Reaction score
0
Actually they looked perfect, I am not too sure how long they had them for but they were pretty tiny so I am assuming that they were pretty young. I also do not know what they were fed. I have a lot of algae so I did not give them anything else. They seemed perfect when I went to bed when I woke up they were both dead.

I went to a lfs and I was told that the worst thing to do is to play around with the PH as the instability can become too stressful to the fish and that may kill them. She suggested just adding salt to somewhat balance the PH.
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
201
Guests online
3,315
Total visitors
3,516

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom