I bought two small Chinese Algae eaters from the idiots at Petco. They're doing really well but I've read they get aggresive when they get older and I'm not looking forward to that. So, I'm thinking they need to go. I'm in the Baltimore area.
I've had good luck using two nets with species such as those. I basically keep my larger one perfectly still in one place and use the smaller net to kind of "herd" them into the first. It can be a pain in the you know what though. Especially in a well planted tank, or one with lots of hiding spots!
They are definitely fast little buggers tho! Good luck.
Baltimore eh? Im in the Baltimore area too. probably just miles from your location.
When I had two of them in my 30g, it wasn't too hard to catch them. If worse comes to worse, take off of the fish one by one, so that the algae eaters are the only ones in there, then you got the whole tank for them, so catching them might be a little easier...
I finally caught these little SOB's!!!! FINALLY!!! I waited until I did a water change and pulled out my drift wood and some of the plants. Sucks because I was really happy with how well the plants had started rooting themselves in my gravel. I ended up going with cheap bag gravel before reading about all the different kinds of substrate so I've worred how well my plants would take. Anyway, with the use of 2 nets, I finally caught my CAE's. Crafty sneaky things. My girlfriend, who is actually Chinese, got a kick out of how hard they were for me to catch. She said it was because of their Asian decent. LOL! Anyway, they're in one of those floater breeder tanks now as my lfg is off on Monday's. I'll get rid of them tonight. Would be nice if he gave me something in trade but I doubt it.
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