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are true SAE's aggressive at all?

I have 2 true siamese algae eaters, one is about 2 inches and the other is 1.5 inches. The big one seems to chase the little one around whenever it sees it. I thought SAEs weren't supposed to be aggressive. Are they just playing around or am I wrong about the aggression?
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My 2 Siamese algae eaters are a little bit territorial with each other. Generally the slightly larger one will chase the smaller one to the far end of the tank, and then leave him alone. This usually happens around feeding time. It doesn't seem to bother the smaller one much, as sometimes he'll stop to grab a piece of fish food even as he's being chased.
15 minutes later they might be grazing on algae side by side.

I haven't seen them chase my Otocinclus, or my glowlight tetras. My bristlenose doesn't ever get chased, not that he'd give a damn if someone tried.

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Mine chase each other around, I have about a half dozen in a 55G.
I think they are just playin around because next thing you know they are side by side eating something.
I have a redtail shark in the tank also and he chases them all around the tank.
They could care less.

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I always had issues with SAEs becoming agressive once they reached adult size, so I personally don't keep them in my tanks anymore.





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