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Re: Chinese Alage Eaters
> Is this much difference between the Chinese Alage Eaters and the Siamese
> Alage Eaters?
Chenese algae eaters and Siamese Algae eaters are not even closely related.
Chinese algae eaters will only eat algae until they are about 40 mm long.
After that they become carniverous and are not beyond chewing the fins off
sleeping fish at night. Siamese algae eaters will eat flake food and tiny
live foods, but they graze on algae all day between feedings. They don't
attack fish, although there have been a few reports on this list lately that
they will, on rare occasion take a liking to the fins of angels. Only
angels, and not every angel in the tank. Right now I have eight veil angels
in a tank with four SAEs and no problems. I still think the best photos of
SAEs on the web are on Dave Gomberg's site at
You can see the transparent fins, the lateral line all the way through the
caudal fin, the shape, the color, and the way they school. Dave for some
reason always refers folks somewhere else, in spite of his own excellent
photos. Humility maybe.
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