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?
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
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....
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.
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.