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06-06-2014, 02:50 PM #11Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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I agree on the otos - as long as they are kept fed (with vegetables anchored down by a fork) after the algae is gone (they are good at that) - I have amanos in my tank and they don't touch algae.
I would also look at how long you keep your lights on - you can also remove algae from the tank walls yourself by scraping it off.
I find a little algae adds character to my tank so I'm not running to remove all of it.
06-06-2014, 02:55 PM #12
+1 to the above...algae is a plant, after all, and provides oxygen to the tank, as well as helps keep nitrates in check
I like my driftwood algae, and my shrimp LOVE picking through it
06-06-2014, 02:56 PM #13
agree with all other posts and would add that nerites snails also do a great job but you must be prepared for tiny little white eggs to appear on your driftwood if you have it.