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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    Don't think it is al wrong, but the different species have different habits and needs I think.
    Btw : my bn's love protein ik their diet as well.

    This pic will be in the March issue of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine. Quite proud hahaha !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonJoe View Post
    My BNP is also carnivorous !
    Mine too. They eat algae when young, like you said already, but they need driftwood in the tank for fiber. I witnessed my female BN eating all the angelfish eggs right in front of my eyes. I was pretty sad :( But at least she got good nutrition, she is breeding as well and everyone needs good nutrtion, especially spawning mamas.

    FYI most algae wafers have protein included, and the BN plecos will clean up any angelfish food that makes it to the bottom along with the assassin snails!
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    In general, it's the fish keeper's job to keep tank algae under control. Snails, shrimp and fish may help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    ...the only draw back is they might leave eggs on your plant leaves, hardscape and glass. These eggs won't hatch in freshwater, so no worry about a snail explosion, but the eggs are very stuck to the surface they are laid on and take a while to disintegrate. Some aquarist find this to be an extreme eye-sore...
    This is why I quit keeping nerites--I got tired of their little fly specks everywhere. Other than that, they're great snails, and the only kind I've ever been able to keep alive for more than a couple months.

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    As for some of your other questions:
    Loaches, in my experience, don't eat much algae, though they are really fun. Some of them are quite aggressive, so I'd really do some serious research before keeping them with angels.

    Siamese algae eaters are highly overrated, in my opinion. I've had a few of them, and they'll pick at the algae some, but they don't live up to other people's reports. My theory is that there are actually several very closely related subspecies that are impossible to tell apart; some are exclusive algae eaters and others are generalist scavengers.

    I recently put four panda garra in my Angkor tank. They go after the algae like crazy, and so far they are quite peaceful. (They're only about half grown) I've read that some of the garra clan can get aggressive as they get older, so we'll see. They also need a tightly covered tank, as they occasionally enjoy going for a walk.

    I'm planning on putting a goodly school of otos in my Orinoco tank when the time comes. You can keep the glass clean easily, and not scratch up the glass, with an old plastic credit card, library card, driver's license.

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    Magic Eraser sponges or the equivalent generic work great at cleaning most algae from the glass. Just make sure to get the ones without any foaming or other cleaning agents in them. They're also safe to use on silicone seals.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Clean-Magi...ustomerReviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I still vote for nerite snails, the only draw back is they might leave eggs on your plant leaves, hardscape and glass.
    Sounds like a horse a piece with these guys. Good cleaners with the exception of leaving their eggs behind. They are interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Magic Eraser sponges or the equivalent generic work great at cleaning most algae from the glass. Just make sure to get the ones with any foaming or other cleaning agents in them.
    I have been using a handheld algae scrubber but recently picked up a MagFloat. Can't wait to try it and keep my hands dry ;)
    65g neons, black neons, serpae tetras, harlequins, zebra danios, cory cats, yo yo loaches, nerite snails, vampire shrimp

    125g cory cats, nerite snails, flower shrimp, white clouds, yo yo loaches, angelfish, discus, pleco

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    I like the magic eraser sponges better because you can use them on the silicone without damaging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    This pic will be in the March issue of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine. Quite proud hahaha !

    Congratulations!

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