algea 20 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nick Della Rocca, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Nick Della Rocca

    Nick Della Rocca Valued Member Member

    as i am nearly done with my cycle i have 4 danios 2 neons approx 8 ghost shrimp but i only can find 1 . 2 julii coreys and 2 dwarf orange craws. everyone seems to get along. however i am seeing a buildup of green algea looking stuff on some live plants. anything i can add to help get rid of it? i also aupposably have a snail but dont know where it ever is or what it is. black shell with white spots blueishpurplish body. came with a plant. so yeh anything i can add to eat the algea up?
     
  2. joya

    joya Valued Member Member

    I heard the marino moss balls are good for algae.

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  3. skar

    skar Well Known Member Member

    Algea eaters that have worked well for me are Otos and amano shrimp.
    Algea in small amounts are a good thing . it's supposedly a sign your aquarium is doing well. Flourish excel is supposed to help to. I haven't noticed any benefit from it but applied directly it supposedly kills algea or reduces growth.
     
  4. JessH18

    JessH18 Valued Member Member

    We have a 40 gallon with five otocinclus, two amano shrimp, and two Siamese Algae eaters as far as fish to keep track of algae, and our tank has been kept fairly clean by this group. I would look into anyone of these to start out!
     
  5. I love my puffer

    I love my puffer Valued Member Member

    Try to lower the amount of light in your tank. This will prevent it from getting out of hand;)
     




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