03-06-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Steph211
I have read up a little on chinese algae eaters and plecos but I don't think they are right for my tank. They seem to get too big (I only have 20g) and they might get too aggressive. I have to be careful of my peaceful little ADFs who hang out on the bottom most of the time.
I also googled nerite snails but from what I can tell those are marine animals, right? What about mystery snails? They seem to be fine for my tank and parameters. Also, aside from being careful that none of the other fish in my tank would view them as food (they wouldn't), I haven't seen any issues of snail compatibility.
Yes, I agree, most plecos will be too large for this tank, the CAE is most definitely out of the question. You could probably get away with an albino bristlenose but in a 20gl it doesn't give it much room. I think going with snails for your tank would be perfect. Nerites are freshwater, but I'm not up to speed on which snails do not eat plants and are only interested in algae. Many people keep snails so one of them will be along shortly to confirm the best species to keep in a planted tank. It's good you are reading up and researching your future inhabitants!!