Flying fox/siamese algae eater

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  1. Lowflyer7

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    Hi guys

    Anyone had any experience keeping Flying Foxes? Apparently they love hair algae according to a video on YouTube...

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    I have kept them, and they are voracious algae eaters, if they have nothing else to eat.
    Feed them regular fish food, and they hardly touch algae.
    They cleaned a 3ft tank that was literally covered with brown slime algae in 2 days.
     
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    Yeah, I have a couple and they agitate my community tank a bit sometimes, 'flying' around and bickering with each other at feeding time, although they don't necessarily bully my other fish. Mine are about 10cm (they are best kept in larger tanks).
    They still clean my tank (and eat some fish foods, as well as cucumber & zucchini ) but I'd probably get a few Ottos were I to start over again.
     
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    Unfortunately they all become a problem. Even true siamese algae eaters also stop eating algae and eat fish foods rather, they get big and boisterous. Chinese algae eaters are worse.

    Rather get ottocinclus if you can or fix the reason why you have algae ;)
     

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