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post #1 of 4 Old 06-03-2010, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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algea eater for 5 gallon

What would be a good effective algea eater for a a 5 gallon tank? My tank sits by a window and has a lot of algea growing and need something that can clean it up. I was thinking oto but have read they need to be in groups.

Oh all that is in the 5 is a betta and 3 MTS

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3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-04-2010, 03:27 AM
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Well, your 3 MTS will probably turn into more (if they haven't already).

What kind of algae do you have? Nerite snails are generally pretty darn good algae eaters.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-04-2010, 02:02 PM
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I agree, let the snails handle it in a 5g., and reduce the light intensity/duration a bit (with a shade/blind) to help.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-04-2010, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to just move it back to the kitchen counter to cut back.

5 gallon
Beta
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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