Algae Eater Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Bettaguy17, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Bettaguy17Valued MemberMember

    Heelo Everyone O0
    What algae eater is large enough to NOT be eaten by a firemouth? Just wondering in general, regardless of tank size, and PLEASE DO NOT RECCOMEND ME THE CHINESE ALGAE EATER!

    :;thx
     
  2. potatosValued MemberMember

    common pleco gets gaint
     
  3. Bettaguy17Valued MemberMember

    I want something a wee bit smaller haha
     
  4. eiginhWell Known MemberMember

    olive nerite snails are good algae eaters. Mine keeps the walls spotless :)
     
  5. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    How about ruby nerite snails, zebra nerite snails, or horned nerite snails? (sorry, got carried away) I'd also recommend a bristlenose pleco or clown pleco. I'd like to see your firemouth try and eat one of those.
     
  6. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Bristlenose would get my vote for sure. I have seen a Firemouth try to eat a small BN. It didn't go well for the Firemouth. A couple of spines in the side of the mouth & it soon decided the BN was not edible. :)
     
  7. flyin-loweWell Known MemberMember

    BN plecos are super at eating algae too.
     
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