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What Should I Feed My Cae


eggy

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Perhaps he's eating the algae when your not there to see it. I've noticed my algae eating fish, gold suckers i think, eat more in low light than when the tank is fully lit. Early in the morning I sat and watched them scurrying all over our tropical tank, while the other fish were still in stunned/sleep mode. At most other times they hide away, or just sit there.

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most lfs sell golden morphs of chinese algae eaters calling them golden sucker mouths so you probably have a CAE.

HE'S NOT very scared of me though he usually comes up to me when i come to feed the other fish in the tank and flares up his fins to tell me to bugger of :)

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Is he perhaps more interested in meaty foods? As they grow, they get less and less interested in algae from the tank. The ones I've had have often preferred meat-based foods over vegetable-based foods too.

Zucchini or blanched lettuce should interest the platies as well as the CAE, I'd give those a shot, but I'd bet the CAE is picking up leftover food from your topswimmers :P

Do your algae wafers have a lot of fish meal or are they just spirulina or algae meal? I found the Hikari Sinking Wafers to be quite good, as well as the Carnivore Pellets. Both are pretty high in fish meal :)

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