Question Axolotl Algae Eater

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Hi! I have two axolotls in a 29 gallon tank (they are only 2-3 inches) and I want a algae eater. I was wondering what would fit this role. I know most fish are off the table but what about mystery snails, or shrimp? Would those work? Thanks
 

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Mystery snails aren't good at eating algae, and the axolotl would eat any shrimp. And probably the snail
 
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Is there anything that would work?
 

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I don't think so... If you try a nerite, there's just a really high chance that the axolotl will choke on it, it'll definitely eat any shrimp, and will probably eat a mystery snail/choke on it.
 

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No axolotls are meant for their own kind only . They will try to eat anything else in the tank. The Barb's on the algae eaters can hurt Axos. They can get impaction from the snails .
 

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