Algae eaters for 6g tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Nickynack, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. NickynackValued MemberMember

    I have a nursery tank for my 55g and it's got lots of green algae in it due to the amount of light it gets. I've got nowhere else for it to go so that isn't an option. So I thought about adding something into my tank to eat the algae. My big tank has a pleco in it which does an awesome job at eating algae but obviously most (all?) plecos are too large for a 6g. Any ideas?
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Nerite snails are good algae eaters

  3. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I would also suggest nerite snails. Alison

  4. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Nerites are definitely your best bet. Between them and a trio of oto's in my 36 gallon they take care of 99% of all of my algae. Nerites are great.
  5. bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

  6. bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    They posed on the top when they finally finished...I think they were cleaning eachother :)

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  7. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    My 3 nerites did something very similar to my texas holey rock. That thing was covered and I wasn't sure how I would clean it. Every couple of days i would take it out and scrub it with a toothbrush. My nerites keep that thing sparkling now.
  8. HumbleValued MemberMember

    Nerites are the way to go. There are also many different kinds of shell types/patterns to choose from.
  9. NickynackValued MemberMember

    I guess I should buy some nerites then! Thanks all
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Nerites are definitely the way to go, good choice.
  11. NickynackValued MemberMember

    I ended up buying 2 zebra snails which are doing a great job! Thanks for the recommendation
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem.....

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