algae eater with cons

  1. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

    I have brown/red algae growing rapidly in my tank. I have tried putting snails in the tank, but the mom and dad pecked at them so all they did was stay in one place.

    Is there ANY algae eater or other remedy I can use to get rid of the algae? I have tried turning the lights off for a week but that doesn't help.
     

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  2. Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks like Diatoms...they usually go away with time.
     

  3. Fishzone08 Member Member

    You could get a algae eater like a bristlenose plec that might do the trick.
     

  4. platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I used to keep a Chinese algae eater with my pair of cons in the 72G and they were fine, no slime sucking what so ever :D the cons are a good tank mate as they are aggresive enough not to let the algae eater suck them :)
     

  5. fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

    if it will go away I will try and hold off on the algae eater. Thanks.