good algae crew?

Looking for a way to get rid of that algae, identify it, or figure out what would eat it off? We'll get you back on the right track to removing the cause of those excess nutrients.
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Elle1612
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good algae crew?

Post by Elle1612 » August 13th, 2019, 12:22 am

What is a good set of fish or inverts that can clean up algae really fast? I've heard that snails are pretty good but also shrimp too. Any thoughts? :)

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Post by Avery » August 14th, 2019, 4:14 pm

A lot of time the best way to handle algae would be to discover what is causing it. Adding in fish or invertebrates to clean/eat them up, can work but isn’t ideal since if the source that was feeding the algae goes away, you will have to feed them various foods.

Out of the selection I use for cleaning up algae is;
Shrimp (Ghost Shrimp Or Amano Shrimp)
Snails (Malaysian Trumpet Snails)
Fish (Otocinclus, Siamese Algae Eater, Algae Eater (juveniles only), smaller Plecos).