What Can I Get To Eat Brown Algae That Go With Cichlids

  • Thread starter

Sierra s.

Valued Member
Messages
89
Reaction score
6
Points
43
I have 2 neolamprologus bichardi and 2 neolamprologrus multi in a 20 gallon tank. What can I put with them to eat the brown algae off of the ship on my tank (I do clean the ship but i would rather not do it everytime) I clean my tank every other week, the tank does not get sunlight only tank light on half of the day but I still have brown algae. I would like to get a snail or algae eater or something to cut down the brown algae but I do not want my cichlids to bully them.
What can I put with them that won't get bullied and/or will take up for itself??
 

Iverg1

Well Known Member
Messages
1,554
Reaction score
642
Points
108
Experience
1 year
That depends on what the condition of your tank are like But it seems like the best bet is Bristle nose Plecostomus they are 4 inches long so your other fish shouldn’t bother them
 

Sebastian Perdomo

Valued Member
Messages
125
Reaction score
28
Points
53
Experience
4 years
12 hours is still a lot of time. I like to keep my salt and freshwater tank at 8 hours a day. That helps with algae. With that being said. Get a single pleco if you need to. These guys get huge in a matter of time, you also might need to supplement its diet with algae tabs. I've seen them with cichlids. If not, Chinese algae eaters will also stand up for themselves very easily. Not an expert, but I've had both fish in the past. I've gotten to the point where the algae does not really bother me if it's not on the front viewing panel (freshwater), and I'll just do water changes.
 

Iverg1

Well Known Member
Messages
1,554
Reaction score
642
Points
108
Experience
1 year
Also make sure you have plenty of light so that the algae won’t grow up to 6-8 hours of light
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom