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Re: [APD] SAE's
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:36:39 -0600 From: "BlackHOle"
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This isnt really a plant question but I figured since a lot of plant
people keep SAE's someone might know something. I have three juvenile
and one adult true siamese algae eaters. The three juveniles dont
bother the plants, but the adult wont stop eating them! I have moved
him to my ten gallon but was wondering what I could feed him that he
would like more than my plants? Algae wafers he wont touch (the
juveniles love them) and raw lettuce nobody eats. I would like to
keep him in the tank (75 gallon) but not untill I can keep him from
Zucchini is my favorite. Blanche pieces in a bit of water in the
microwave. That way you can squeeze out any remaining air so they will sink.
Cucumbers and squashes of various kinds should also work, but I love
zucchini and use the cut-off ends for my tanks, when fixing for myself.
Try a little frozen spinach. [Rename him "Popeye" if he likes it. :-)]
BTW, stores love bigger fish. Trade the big guy (whose algae-eating days
may be over) for a couple of smaller ones. :-) Once over 5-6" I have
found SAEs to be fairly worthless algae eaters, and needed to feed a lot
of squash just to protect my plants.
Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net
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