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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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SAE in Vancouver?

Hi everyone~

I was wondering if anyone had found REAL SAEs in BC lower mainland? A couple places I've looked tried to sell me flying foxes/chinese algae eaters as SAEs...

Or if anyone is selling them around here?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 07:10 PM
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I've got them in the past from Rogers Aquatics in Surrey/Delta. (120th St., & 81st Ave.,)
But I don't think they carry them all the time. Call them ahead to find out.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I've been meaning to go check them out so I guess this is a good reason to get out there and find em
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 07:45 PM
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Flying fox is a very good algae eater. I have them, cae( Chinese algae eaters do not get them they are a pain) sae can be referred to flying fox's in some stores.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Do flying foxes eat brush algae? I have a low-tech setup and it seems to be a constant problem despite co2 dosing and trimming. It's not overtaking the tank because of how much maintenance I do, but I feel like I could use a little help from SAEs.

I know these two are commonly mistaken for each other because there are very subtle differences, but I need to be sure what I get will do well in a peaceful tank. Hence wanting SAEs...
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