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siamese algae eater

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by OneWolvesDream, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    My sisters siamese algae eater was attacking her fish so i took it to try and find a new home for it. i was looking at my tank and i saw its head was outa water, half the body, all of it! it climbed out! but when i stood up it jumped back in! has any one else had this prob? and also im thinking of taking it to a petstore and change it for a pleco.....do you think they will change it?
     
  2. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    whoa :shock:

    Depeding on the pet store they might do a switch. The ones in my area do not generally. You buy a fish you're stuck with it unless you want to just donate it back, even then they're very picky. Call and ask, that's about all you can do.
     
  3. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    not a bad idea
    omg it just dissapeard! :shock:
     
  4. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    ok, i found it lol, it was out again. this thing scares me! i love plecos! they are cool! even though they are 2X the size of my fish they are so cool!
     
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I have a crazy pleco that will float belly-up at the surface and eat the cichlids' pellets (I have a pic around here somewhere). He also used to eat krill while floating around the tank mindlessly bumping into everything. And I've actually seen him fight some of my african cichlids.

    -Chelle
     
  6. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    haha my pleco does that to t-chelle
     
  7. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Here's the pic. His belly sticking out of the water like that just cries out "Poke me!"

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    -Chelle
     
  8. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    aww, thats cute! how big is your pleco? mine is about 3" and all my 2 do is fight over the cave i have. when they are hungry they grab some of the food that fell at the bottom. as for that other algae eater i have no clue where it went! its just gone! :shock: uhh i g2g check my filter now. lol.
     
  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    just a little update. i found it, it was hiding somewhere, one min its here next its gone. it spent 75% of yesterday trying to get out the water.
     
  10. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    That one is about 5" or 6" SL now (in that pic he was about 4").

    I have another 6" one in my 75. And the 4 in the pond are 3", 5", 8" and 8". At least that's how big they where when I put them in there. It will be interesting to see how much they've grown when I clean the pond in the fall.

    -Chelle
     
  11. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    very cool
     
  12. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    My algae eater its a simease is so lazy it doesnt even clean, it will eat flake food then go an perch itself on my big rock... :? is this normal... o well im gettin a pleco soon
     
  13. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    You want mine?!!!!!!!!! lol, still tryin to get rid of it, i think its scared of my blue gourami! lol.
     

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