20 Gallon Tank Algae eaters

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I have a 20 gallon tank with 5 neon tetras and 3 ember tetras and 5 corydoras. The tetras numbers are small due to a disease that killed many of them. These are the ones that survived and have been alive for months now after the disease. I have 8 néons that are doing well in qt soon to be added. I originally had 6 otos in there too but 5 of them have died without showing signs of being unhealthy and I have a feeling the last one will too. I have had a really hard time keeping otos alive in the past and need a good algae eater for the 20 gallon because the algae never stops growing. Does anyone have any suggestions that will be compatible with the fish I already have. I plan on having between 10-15 of the two kinds of tetras as well as about 6-8 corydoras. Any suggestions as to what algae eater I could add.
 

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I agree with david, a nerite snail is a perfect option and rather hardy. If you have too much algae, you may want to consider adjusting your lighting schedule.
 

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Nerite snails eat algae and do a pretty good job, they are kinda the one fits all algae eater since I'm pretty sure they eat brown algae green dot algae hair algae....etc
 
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david1978 said:
Nerite snails are great algae eaters.
How many do you recommend for a 20 gallon long with te fish I listed.
 

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You would probablt only need 2 or 3. There are many varients of nerites.
 
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david1978 said:
You would probablt only need 2 or 3. There are many varients of nerites.
What should I do with the otos that live. I found out I had 2 instead of 1 left shortly after posting this. I put a new piece of driftwood in and the little guy was hiding under it. People recommend you keep them in groups of 6+ but if these two survive I’m not sure what to do.
 

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