- Reaction score
- 5 to 10 years
Hello, any experienced SAE keepers out there? I am having a black beard algae outbreak and have been doing some research on the Siamese Algae Eater. It's been hard finding info regarding its compatibility though! My tank is a 39 gallon with one pleco (he's about 3 1/2 to 4 inches long), 4 YoYo loaches (biggest is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches), 6 mollies and 4 black neon tetras. The pleco and loaches get along well, but he does butt at them if they try to come under "his" piece of driftwood...other than that, it is a very peaceful tank. I was looking to add 1 SAE to help with the BBA outbreak, though I read they prefer schools so maybe 2? Are these fish compatible with loaches and the pleco? I am planning for the pleco to have a larger tank of his own but not until the end of the year so they'd need to get along for awhile. Other than fish the tank also has 2 large pieces of driftwood (1 off limits of course, as per pleco rules), a small ceramic pot and 2 purchased "caves", 2 anubias plants, 2 bronze wendtii'a' an amazon sword and a few java ferns, so we're not without hiding spots! ...What do you think?