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Chinese algae eaters

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Just a query on these lil guys.

Can someone tell me why these arent as popular as bristlenose/pleco yet they do exactly the same job. I have noticed that they arent as easy to get a hold of.

Other question is if I was to breed these could I get rid of them due to being hard to source.

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And I know from experience that a bristlenose will take advantage of a stuck fish as well. After a rescape my beautiful female texas managed to get herself stuck and my 3inch b/n come along and stripped her sides completely of scales. She died a couple days later. Now I am hesitant at using another b/n. Was looking for an alternative...

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Chinese Algae eaters will attack your fish

They dont have to be stuck for them to have a go

Plus as they get big they get very very lazy in regards to eating algae

Good luck trying to breed them not really known to have happen

Also they are very cheap in the shops so not something really worth spending alot of time trying to breed

I wouldnt say they are hard to source asd the wholesalers have them all the time

They just arnt very popular with the majority of aquarists

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