Re: Farlowella, Otocinclus etc. as algae eaters
>From: krandall at world_std.com (Karen A Randall)
>Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 13:48:48 -0400
>Subject: Farlowella, Otocinclus etc. as algae eaters
>As you say, this is infrequent. And again, most aquatic gardeners
>don't keep many large fish. I personally have kept Otos and
>Discus together for prolonged periods with no problem. Otos work
>a little better with Discus thatn SAE's because SAE's are much
>more omnivorous, and quickly learn to eat Discus food
>preferentially before algae.
I do observe that Otocinclus are omnivores. They would slurp
live tubifex worms like there is no tomorrow. Baensch incorrectly clasified
them as herbivores. They are, however, more slugish compared to SAE's.