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Old 02-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
 
Algae Eaters

Hi there,

I am wondering if I should get an algae eater and what one having never dabbled in this area before.

I have a 90 litre tank with the following fish:

2 Loaches
1 Cory
1 Guppy
2 Platy's
1 Molly
3 Dwarf Gouramis
1 Swordtail.

Obviously the loaches have put paid to the snails that were keeping any algae growth under control.

Are there any fish or snails that would do well in this set-up?
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
 
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Hi there,

I am wondering if I should get an algae eater and what one having never dabbled in this area before.

I have a 90 litre tank with the following fish:

2 Loaches
1 Cory
1 Guppy
2 Platy's
1 Molly
3 Dwarf Gouramis
1 Swordtail.

Obviously the loaches have put paid to the snails that were keeping any algae growth under control.

Are there any fish or snails that would do well in this set-up?

hi there!

get an otocinclus catfish I heard those great algae cleaning crews. check out its profile under the tropical fish profiles on the of the page
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
 
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Corys need to be in groups of at least 4
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
 
Otos should be kept in groups of at least 3 as they will wilt away alone. Be prepared to add blanched veggies and algae tabs when your algae is gone though, these guys are very efficient.
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