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CoheedPanic CoheedPanic
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  • Posted on: 24/6/2006 15:57
Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #21
Well, I got it when I was at Uni in Southampton. i'm now at home, 15 miles north of Birmingham and won't be moving back till September. Bit of a trek just to return a fish, heh.
Goldy Goldy
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #22
I went into one fish place yesterday, and while looking at all their coldwater fish noticed two tanks side by side that had two beautiful large telescope goldfish in each tank, when I looked closer I was shocked to see in with them where loads of sucker fish, which were constantly harrasing and sucking onto the goldfish which kept trying to shake them off well I couldn't just walk away could I so I got one of the blokes and told him they shouldn't be kept together and he moved the fancies into another tank while I was there and thanked me for telling him now if he had left them the fish wouldn't have lasted the day with the stress alone
alyndavies alyndavies
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #23
My one looks like the one that Bristlenose has put up on his signature area (page 1)? I was told it was a butterfly something or other, its in with my Gold fish, what the hell is it?
Goldy Goldy
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leanne2183 leanne2183
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #25
Where can i get a couple of apple snails from they dont sell them at pets at home or the local koi carp centre
Obsessed Obsessed
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  • Posted on: 1/11/2006 12:48
Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #26
Most Good qaulity LFS have Golden Apple snails.

I have an ancient Golden apple and a variety of other snails. I also have a common plec (3") which i receive mixed opinions about. My tank stays between 22-24 degrees and he seems fine. He is in with 3 comets.

My dad has a chinese sucking laoch in with two fantails. He has been in there for 3 years and leaves the other fish alone as long as he has food. We add a chunk of cucumber once a week and this keeps him away from the fantails.
jonesy jonesy
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #27
There's plenty of online places/shops, also try ebay, lots for sale on there. Wouldn't mind getting a couple myself to go in with my minnows.
maggot2002 maggot2002
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #28
I have two Chinese Algae eaters in with my two orandas and one fancy tail. The only problem is at feeding time when one of them can be aggressive (but only sometimes and especially if I put in cucumber, he thinks it is there just for him).
After feeding time things go quiet again and they actually lie next to each other in the tank.

This is my algae eater:

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/myalbum0/photo.php?lid=1382


If they ever do get more agressive they will be re-housed in my spare tank but until then I hope peace remains.
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Goldy Goldy
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #29
Not really suitable to have in with goldfish because they can be aggressive so you may have to move them as they grow ok
MarineAqua5 MarineAqua5
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Re: Miss sold fish- algae eaters #30
This one,

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... rticle.php?article_id=273

LIves well in coldwater!! FMOE

sean