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Algae is certainly in no short supply but I guess it depends if it is a type they consume or prefer. I have gotten Megalodoras uranoscopus to surface feed and rather quickly. They swim upside down at the surface. I never thought they would but perhaps it is possible the high fins can too. I wonder if there feeding habits on prepared foods change as they grow larger? Hopefully you will soon find out if your current fish continue to do well.
 
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The new TSN from Matthew added 4 inches in 2 months and likely started to bother the smallest tank mates - the smallest glass catfish and the smaller chinese hifin, so trying it in a different tank:

 

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The duo moves to a different 240gal. Both turn out to have defects! Nasty surprise. Have never noted before but upon a closer look in a bucket saw that the smaller one has an S-shaped backbone and the bigger one has a kink in the caudal peduncle.

 

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Proper cut out from the above video, showing deformities in both hi-fins:

 
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