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post #11 of 17 Old 02-19-2008, 08:00 PM
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I don't know much about dwarf suckers. If my child would go to sleep I could look it us but it doesn't look like it's going to happen tonight..sorry.

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-19-2008, 10:22 PM
Use red cherry shrimp, tiger shrimp, or such as algae cleaners. Dwarf plecs would work well. Maybe a "stick catfish", a small farlowella type.
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-20-2008, 12:39 AM
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Amano shrimp work great as algae eaters as well
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post #14 of 17 Old 02-20-2008, 01:00 AM
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Otos are great for algae. They will not mess with the plants except to clean them, no eating of them.

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~38 Otos
10 Cardinal Tetras
5 Red Iranian Rainbows
5 Boesemani Rainbows
4 Roseline Sharks
1 Gold Nugget Pleco
1 Peppermint Pleco
1 Clown Loach
1 Honey Dwarf Gourami
1 Big Clear Shrimp (2-3x normal Ghost)
1 Green Spotted Puffer (Think we actually got the rare FW one)
1 Ceylon Puffer (we think - sold to us as FW, still trying to figure him out)
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-20-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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i'll go to my local fish store and see what they have. any ideas of good algea eaters that won't grow big and are nice looking and effective?

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4 Angelfish (3 Marble, 1 Gold)
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55 Gallon Aquarium
1 Black Kuhli Loach
3 Black Skirt Tetras
4 Angelfish (3 Marble, 1 Gold)
1 Glass Fish
2 Blue Sunset Gourami
3 African Dwarf Frog
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-01-2008, 12:42 AM
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My hilstream loach gets algae pretty good and I have not noticed it eating the plants...
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