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xrayjeeper83 06-04-2010 12:24 AM

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

iamntbatman 06-04-2010 04:27 AM

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.

Byron 06-04-2010 03:02 PM

I agree, let the snails handle it in a 5g., and reduce the light intensity/duration a bit (with a shade/blind) to help.


xrayjeeper83 06-04-2010 05:09 PM

I decided to just move it back to the kitchen counter to cut back.

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