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Re: Lions and Tigers and CAEs, oh my!
<< As they get older, they become more nocturnal, and feed from the slime coat
(and sometimes scales they can get loose) from the sides of fish that must
sleep at night. Only close observation will show the round sucker marks they
leave. The victims gradually die off from any one of dozens of diseases that
the damaged skin permits to invade. The CAE is almost never caught in the
act. Mysterious deaths just seem to soar in their tanks. >>
Well GREAT! According to the helpful messages folks have sent in, I have not
one, but THREE CAEs!! They are brown, their stripe is brown, and it is not
solid, but more like connected spots. Who would knowingly keep these things?
The larger one is three inches or so, and I have had a couple of mysterious
deaths -- right now I have isolated Turk, my betta who seems to have a mouth
injury -- he looked like he kissed a vacuum cleaner, or that he is related to
Charles Barkley. I have not seen any photos of the CAEs, but my fish do not
look like the photos of the otos and SAEs that were listed. These guys are
pretty active during the day, and I have never seen them attack or chase
anyone but each other. They did a nice job on the brown algae I had when I
first got the tank. Do they still sound like CAEs? Am I in denial? Do they
need to go back to the pet store?
Thanks, and sorry this isn't plant related. You guys also seem to be the
most reliable place to get good fish info too.