06-06-2014, 02:50 PM #11
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.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
06-06-2014, 02:55 PM #12
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.30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, kribs, & nerite snails
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, rainbows, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
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