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03-29-2014, 09:52 AM #1
Best Algae Eater for a 26 Gallon Tank??
What us the best algae eater to get for a 26 gallon/100 liter tank? Fish, invertebrates, anything small enough that will eat algae.
The algae is mostly common green algae if that helps.
03-29-2014, 12:20 PM #2
It would be better to find the reason you are having algae issues and deal with them instead of buying a fish to deal with them for you. With that being said, I think a few otocinclus would be your best choice of fish in that size tank.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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03-29-2014, 09:31 PM #3
Bristlenose pleco would be a good one imo.
03-30-2014, 07:19 AM #4
06-05-2014, 01:42 PM #5
Amano shrimp are pretty effective too
06-05-2014, 03:30 PM #6
Cherry shrimp- cheap and adorable. Just make sure the tank mates aren't going to eat them.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
06-05-2014, 06:09 PM #7
06-06-2014, 03:00 AM #8
020 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
06-06-2014, 04:52 AM #9
06-06-2014, 07:43 AM #10
Otos wuld be my fish of choice, as long as you have calm companions and also sufficient algae!
The first time I kept otos sadly I didn't realise I did not have sufficient algae to keep them going. I was told I needed 6 so dutifully bought a group, they were great for a few weeks, the tank was sparkling clean then they started dying. I quickly worked out they were not getting enough food, not competitive against the other fish for extras, not enough algae and in the end I did lose them all :(
I've now waited almost 6 months. I don't have much algae - just a little bit of green dusting on slow growing plants nearer the lights and the back wall of the tank. I now have two tanks so when they are both a bit greener (if!), then I will rotate some otos between them.55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 8x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 4x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp
10g planted: Bael the betta, 2x Indian glassfish & Pops the purple Apple snail