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  1. Default Algae Eaters For Small Tanks


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    So I was wondering which algae eaters are ideal for tanks 20G or under, thank you
    RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(

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    Otocinclus or Oto cat always comes to mind first.
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    A scrubbing sponge or some snails. Algae control is a human's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    A scrubbing sponge or some snails. Algae control is a human's job.
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    No one has to have an algae eater and especially not needed unless you have real plants. I had fish for 5 years before I ever got one. Shrimp do a good job as well as otto's but 2 otto's for a small tank is plenty so they don't compete for food.

    With plastic plants, it's just as easy to pull them out and clean them if needed.

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    Nerite snails do a good job, come in many interesting shell patterns and will not reproduce in fresh water. They are great for smaller tanks.

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    Fish waste cleanup is an aquarists job. For algae, however, I don't see why you should not recruit a few species that are adapted to that precisely. Nerite snails are awesome, shrimp are good, otos and parotocinclus, platies, American flagfish, bulldog and bristlenose plecos(although the last two do get fairly large).

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    yeah guys, I realize its mostly my job to keep algae low but this is the second time I set up this take and second time I've had an issue with algae in it, I do keep the lights on to long some days, I've started cutting light a lot (because the tank isn't in direct sun light) so I want an algae eater to help with the job.
    RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(

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