Axolotl Algae Eater Question

Discussion in 'Amphibians' started by CaptainAquatics, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. CaptainAquaticsWell Known MemberMember

    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 :)
  2. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Mystery snails aren't good at eating algae, and the axolotl would eat any shrimp. And probably the snail
  3. CaptainAquaticsWell Known MemberMember

    Is there anything that would work?
  4. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  5. TheMadScientistValued MemberMember

    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 .