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oops got CAEs should I get rid of them?

Now that I got 2 CAEs and found out that they get huge and are mean- should I get rid of them?
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I think I am getting SAE and CAEs mixed up but I heard that they are uber fast. Good luck catching them if you are returning them.
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Lets see... 60 gallon tank with CAE should give you some trouble in catching them. The creature is lightning fast and can be very aware of being lurked. In the long run you wil want to remove them, but so long as the creature remains small size (smaller tanks which are clean of algae will tend to do so) it does not posses any harm, in fact it is an ideal algae remover comparable to otto. Dont attempt to keep the larger ones, they are aggresive and the largest mouth can damage your soft plants.

This goes the same with SAE in exception that they will remain non-agressive. Adult SAE will eat soft plant matter such as moss, rotala and aromatica.


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Catching a cae

Keep a net handy for a couple days. Check every morning just as you turn the lights on..
Eventually you will see them at the front of the tank, since they are in a slumber for the first few minutes of the lights being on it will be very easy at that point..
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Hopefully he's not still trying to catch it.


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Hopefully he's not still trying to catch it.
That's hilarious lol, literally.

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Hopefully he's not still trying to catch it.
That's great! Thanks for the laugh.
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