Freebie: Golden Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)

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  1. Adrian Gatter

    Adrian Gatter

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    Hi All
    I need to re-home this fish, his name is Naartjie. He's around 15cm long. I inherited him with a scratched up tank from an old lady who was moving away. He is not aggressive at all but he is very shy, he hides in his cave all day then comes out and cleans the whole tank when the lights go out. He eats anything, cleans the whole tank. He does tend to "re-arrange" the furniture a little, he can move pool filter sand around. I'm in JHB west rand.

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    Adrian Gatter

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    Free fish that cleans your tank. No takers?
     
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    Unfortunately this fish does not have a very good reputation. probably why there won't be any takers
     
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    Adrian Gatter

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    I guess he's just going to live in my penitentiary tank.
    At least when the other fish are out he will keep my 3 backup filters cycled.
     
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    Is he a Chinese algea eater?, I will take him if you can get him down to PMB ( Natal).
     
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    Good Afternoon

    Please send me a PM with your address

    ive been searching for a decent size algae eater

    Thank you
     
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    Another name for them is Chinese Golden Algae Eater.
    Same thing as the normal CAE, but a different colour morph.
     
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    These are awesome cleaners when they are small but become very territorial and aggressive when they grow. Maybe yours is a calm soul, I had to put mine down a few years back as it started sticking to fish instead of glass, hope naartjie finds a good home.

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    No, he never bothers other fish, he even shared his cave with a pleco for a month.
     
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    I have two common ones and they are cool two...chase each other around every one again but never hurt anyone...in fact the seems to have fallen in love with a skunk loach they always hanging out in the same caves:rolleyes:
     
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    Adrian Gatter

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    Flip I had a skunk loach once, the most brutal territorial animal. He drove the one bala shark to suicide.
     
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    Yip they are brutal, and was sold to me as a community fish:mad:, eventually I had to chuck him/her into my big tank it's now the smallest fish in there which helps but still defends it's rock/cave with vigour..and will only allow the one CAE near?
     
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    Hibis the algea eater still available
     
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    Hi Riaan

    Sorry, no longer available
     
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    Ok no stress thank you
     

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