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For Kelvin - SAEs and Otos

Posted By: peterinwa <peterinwa@attbi.com>
Date: Monday, 30 December 2002, at 12:19 p.m.

You were sure right about the SAEs not having sucker mouths. I'll have to give it more time, but I'm a little disappointed in their work so far.

They seem busy during all waking hours, but they go over a leaf and whatever they eat they leave it brown. As you say, the Otos clean it all up and it ends up green.

I put a plant covered with brown and brush algae in the QT tank with the new SAEs and as busy as they are you just can't see the work they're doing. (Brush or beard or whatever algae??? It looks like a stringy old man's grayish beard. Whatever it is the Otos didn't touch it so I'm hoping the SAEs will.)

I'm really posting this too soon. I'll let you know how it