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They are hard little workers! Ours are still in quarantine for another week but i put the decor from Angel's tank in the q tank 1 piece at a time and they quickly cleaned each piece of all algae. They just love to clean that algae.sirdarksol said:Otos! Otos! Otos!
I love my otos. Two keep my 20 gallon tank entirely free of algae. They even pick the individual leaves of the plastic milfoil plants.
i think the tank in question is a 15 gallon. probably too small for an apple snail, a mystery snail would fit but otos would be better from the waste production POV.griffin said:how big is your tank?
unless you've got a decent sized tank and want to clean up after a snail, i'd go with the otos. i've had fully stocked (and over stocked :X ) tanks that produce less waste than even just one apple snail. also, most apple snails will eat algae only as a last resort.
ah ok - so mystery = brig and apple = cana?FLBettaCouple said:
Unfortunately, for many people, Chinese Algae Eaters aren't much of an option. If you have any fish with a broad side (discus, guoramis, etc...), the Algae Eaters will latch on, damaging scales. Further, many of them, when they grow to a certain age, will more or less stop eating algae.FishPirateL337 said:Chinese and Siamese Algae Eaters are my favorite. They are more active and playful than any plecs I've encountered.
They can be moody and a lil aggressive sometimes, mostly just bumping and pushing out of their mobile territory bubble.
They can get large like most plecs, but seems they tend to grow according to the size of tank and the abundance of food.
Chinese Algae Eaters are rather plain as far as coloring, the Siamese variant, however is absolutely striking, bright red body with
bright yellow accents. Both are long are slender, and IMO, a bit more on the cute side from plecs. Mine like to perch up on
their fins and take watch over all their surroundings. Their like watch dogs with no teeth, but a good bit of bark.
They work just hard enough to leave a lil algae to eat tommorrow. Never had the need to drop a algae tab for em.