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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up SAE problems

i bought 6 tiny SAEs two days ago, and instead of eating alges, they only swim around the glass, looking at reflections... ...

i am worried that they would starve to death.

have anybody else encountered this problem?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 10:34 PM
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Sometimes it takes time for fish to get used to their new digs. Are they eating flakes or pellets when you feed the other fish?

Do you have BBA in your tank? That is what they are famous for devouring.

got CO2?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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1.i got only 6 flying fox, 2 molly, 6 SAE, and tons of plants and alges so i don't give any flakes.
2. yah lots of bba
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 11:56 PM
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Mine did the same thing, it took about a week before they started eating algae.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 12:03 AM
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Took mine a couple of days to get going at the algae, but a couple of days after that the tank was CLEAN...

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 02:04 AM
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Mine took about 2 days to eat algae...and 2 more days to aquire the taste for spectrum pellets...augh!!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 05:42 PM
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Also make sure they're real SAEs...

Real SAEs have the black stripe running all the way through and to the very end of the clear fin; it doesn't stop at the beginning of the fin...

I still see lfs' selling non-genuine SAEs around here.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 01:41 PM
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Yup, I'm aiming to get the meter this week and pass it along shortly thereafter.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 03:37 PM
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Also there are 2 types of flying fox SAE

Tai and Indo

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