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Old 05-09-2004, 08:01 PM   #16
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what do they eat once the greenspot is gone?
Oh, spirulina mostly.
(algae wafers)
Occasional blanched zucchini slices is good. I do this for all my algae eaters, even though they have yet to run out of "natural supplies". Sometimes what they are eating is not so visible. The new tender stuff is always first on most algae eater's list, and it can get cleaned off before it's very noticeable. I've heard others say they had algae (including BBA) show up after they got rid of their SAEs. Sometimes you just don't know how much algae control they provide.
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:57 PM   #17
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Hello,

I just wanted to post an updated on this. I added two rubbernose plecos to my aquarium to deal with the green spotted algae. They worked like a charm! Those guys are doing a great job even on the plants! Thanks 2la for the recommendation! Also, they made a great addition to my tank. They look really cool. Except one seems a little territorial. The other, smaller one gets chased away each time they cross paths.

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If they're living in a 46g, there's plenty of room for them both. I've noticed them chase each other a little in a smaller tank, but it was never serious.
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Old 06-04-2004, 05:02 PM   #19
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I still have my little rubbernose that I bought from petsmart. I didn't notice it when I got it since it was so small, but it's missing an eye. I wanted to call it "Patch Adams" but my girlfriend insisted on "The One Eyed Bandit". The Bandit does a great job at eating algae and the tank has never looked better. The little guy is growing pretty rapidly too, and has no problems using it's one eye to navigate to the algae. Tough little fish. I'm definately glad I got one.

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