Algae Problems

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How to scrap algae from aquarium? Can fishes be harmed due to algae formations?
 

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The best way to naturally control your algae would be to get an algae eater,such as a pleco or some otocinclus.
Bristlenose Plecos or Clown Plecos are great choices as they don't grow as large as a common pleco.
Additionally, keep direct sunlight away from your tank and limit the hours you leave your tank lighting on as it will spur the growth of algae.
 

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Do not get an algae eater to control algae you will just give yourself more work. Only get one of you want that fish for a different reason then just controlling algae.

Algae will not harm your fish you can ise a glass scraper to get it of the glass but the best cure is prevention.
 

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Get some nerite snails! Best algae eaters ever imo.

Nope, just scrape or scrub it off!
 

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smee82 said:
Do not get an algae eater to control algae you will just give yourself more work. Only get one of you want that fish for a different reason then just controlling algae.

Algae will not harm your fish you can ise a glass scraper to get it of the glass but the best cure is prevention.
My bn pleco has seriously reduced my workload and algae problem. Also, very entertaining fish. I think it's very much worth it.
(as long as you take the excess excretion into account)
 
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