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Old 02-13-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default True SAE from Nippon LFS in SF

From Nippon Goldfish store (on gearry).
At $1.99 ea. I couldn't resist but bringing six home today.
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Yes they are a great deal! I picked up a pair
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Hey Marc,
How are they doing so far?

Mine doesn't seem to pick on the algae... they eat flake food & frozen brine shrimp! :O
I'm beginning to doubt that they're not true SAE
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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Mine doesn't seem to pick on the algae... they eat flake food & frozen brine shrimp! :O
Try not feeding them for a few days, and see what happens. A lot of algae-eaters prefer flake/frozen food over algae any day, but when they have no choice, they'll start picking on the algae. If I don't feed my swordtails, they will graze on the hair algae.

Do SAEs eat hair algae? If they do, I'll pick up a few this weekend (if they're still there)!
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Yeah... I had the same idea.
It's just that they were skinny when I brought them home. I didn't have the heart to starve them.
Now that they're all survived & plumped up, I'm gonna slowly reduce the feeding frequency & quantity.
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Mine are doing fine- ive had mine for close to 2 months now. Honestly they eat anything. They eat algae, flake food, live food, you name it. I wouldnt doubt what you bought- i but stuff at nippon and i know they know their stuff. They wouldnt mislabel the fish or try to say its real.
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Try not feeding them for a few days, and see what happens. A lot of algae-eaters prefer flake/frozen food over algae any day, but when they have no choice, they'll start picking on the algae. If I don't feed my swordtails, they will graze on the hair algae.

Do SAEs eat hair algae? If they do, I'll pick up a few this weekend (if they're still there)!
How do you feed some fish in the tank and not the others?


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How do you feed some fish in the tank and not the others?
Well, that is close to impossible, so I guess the other fish will have to starve for a while, but that shouldn't be a problem unless you have fry. I doubt fish in the wild get very much to eat.
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