Otto's And Siamese Algae Eaters

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by B5ive, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. B5ive

    B5ive New Member Member

    Was wondering if I can keep Otto's and SAE together with no problem? I have Otto's in one tank and they do such a killer job. I have another tank that I have some SAEs in and love the way those guys look but I have a diatom bloom and the SAEs do not touch the stuff but I heard the Otto's will. They both seem pretty peaceful and I would assume that they would hang together but I wanted to get some opinions. Thanks guys!!!
  2. J

    Jinx13 New Member Member

    I don't know about compatibility but I can vouch for ottos and diatoms. A whole tank cleared in 48hrs I'm now trying to find out how to introduce more for them
  3. A

    Aquarium Josh Valued Member Member

    I just started the hobby so I'm not sure but I have seen a lot of YouTube e videos where they had both in a tank and no problems
  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I think they'll be fine in the same tank
  5. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    If you have a large enough tank, yes. Both species do best in a group of at least 6. SAEs can get up to 6 inches long.
  6. OP

    B5ive New Member Member

    Thanks! I was assuming so but wanted to make sure.
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
    What size tank?
  8. OP

    B5ive New Member Member

    Thanks!! This one is only 20g. For the size I think I will stick with the Otto's.
  9. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Yeah, 20 gallon is too small for SAEs

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