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    I'm having an algae problem especially on my plants. I already have a Pleco but it's not eating the visible algae. I'm looking for a good peaceful algae eater that I can keep alone. Maybe a certain kind of Oto or SAE? Can't keep shrimp in this tank.
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    3-4 ottos should work

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    Shoal up some otos. I agree 3-4 or more is best...
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    What kind of algae are we talking about here? Not all algae eaters will eat all kinds of algae.
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    What kind of algae are we talking about here? Not all algae eaters will eat all kinds of algae.
    that is a good point...........otos are good but so are bristlenoses
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    I have a rubberlip and hes not eating the green algae covering my plants mostly my java ferns. I'm thinking of getting a couple Oto's but I'd rather have one algae eating machine. What kind of SAE's are there?
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    So I bought 4 Oto's on impulse today. Acclimated them, put em in and than left for awhile. When I came back they cleared the whole left side of the front wall of algae. But they haven't touched the stuff on the plants yet. I seen one Oto with a bigger belly than the others
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    They are working there magic, you just wait.

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    im sorry ottos are what?

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    Otos are Otocinclus fish, a type of catfish.
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