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algea eaters

Postby DT11 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:21 am

hi i have set up a fairy cichlid tank and unfortunately my tank at certain points during the day does get a little sun light, i need an algea eater or two does anyone know the best type to go for i need it to eat as much as poss and live along side my fairys (birchardi) please help!!!!
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Re: algea eaters

Postby jtranscriptus » Sun May 20, 2012 12:55 pm

Bushynose pleco will work. I have had them with Neolamp heilanthus and had no issues.
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Re: algea eaters

Postby 24Tropheus » Mon May 21, 2012 12:28 pm

My N.brichardi used to bite the eyes out of bristlenoses. I would go nerite snails.
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Re: algea eaters

Postby craziloki » Mon May 21, 2012 10:42 pm

I have a stiphodon sp. in my tank. (comps/shellies/cyps) and he has lived there for 3 years. Clears the tank and buries himself in the sand. Beautiful fish
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