Best Algae Browsers??

TedsTank

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I have been researching but can't decide on all the info.
Anyone out there have a favorite shrimp and snail for browsing on algae??

I think ramshorn snail are algae feeders??
Which shrimp are the best??...the research gives different answers on different sites.

Would like some answers from experienced fish keepers.
 

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HI Ted,

I have found Malaysian Trumpet Snails to be very effective algae eaters. Cherry shrimp do a great job on algae as well, but make sure you don't have any fish that will eat them
 

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my best browsers have been bristlenose plecs and ottos...my snails seem to spend more time on the veggies, and never had shrimps..yet!
 

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I like my Nerite snails. They stay small and there eggs don't reproduce unless they are in brackish water, which means you don't have to worry about them overpopulating. I have ottos, 12 plecos, and two different kinds of snails. They all do a great at cleaning the algae.
 

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If you are also looking for fish, Siamese Algae eaters do a great job as well.
 

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From what I've seen a handful of shrimp are useless for cleaning algae. It simply grows faster than they can/will eat it unless you have a tankful of them. Nerite snails have a better rep as cleaners.
 

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I've heard great things about olive nerite snails. My choice of algae eating fish is the otocinclus.
 

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