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Re: Chinese - Siamese algae eaters

> Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 04:34:57 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: Chinese - Siamese algae eaters
> Some folks think that SAEs become rather piggish when they get older. 
> Chinese Algae Eaters become what can only be described as ornery and
> somewhat aggressive, perfectly happy to try to suck off a mouthful of
> food from the side of you angelfish.
> It is said that their taste for algae declines with age.
> Scott H.

I have to agree with Scott on this one.  I had 3 adult Chinese algae 
eaters in my planted tank a while back.  As they got older they 
continued to get more and more aggressive and basically stopped eating 
much of any algae, until they were always going after my other fish and 
trying to suck on them.  I eventually had to tear down my entire planted 
tank just to get them out of there.  (They are very fast and good at