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NC1875 02-04-2011 01:41 PM

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?

leogtr 02-04-2011 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NC1875 (Post 579792)
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

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 02-04-2011 03:18 PM

Corys need to be in groups of at least 4

PRichs87 02-04-2011 08:27 PM

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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