Re: Algae-eating fish

Claudio Dioguardi asked about the suitability of Pterygoplichthys
gibbiceps as an algae-eater in an 80 gallon tank. The problem is
that this fish could grow to 50 cm or so according to Baensch.
Smaller, delicate plants are likely to be crushed or uprooted as
this fish scavenges the bottom. I've never noticed my 25 cm specimen
eating an plants. It cleans some algae from the glass.

Dave Whittaker
ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca