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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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snail for algae

so my 9 gallon is getting some algae on the glass. I want to get a few algae eating snails but not nerites. I have them in my bigger tank and love them but I don't want all those scatter eggs on my smaller tank. I have about 20 shrimp, 2 scarlet badis and 4 endlers so I don't want to add more fish (as in otos) So what other snails will be great for algae but nice to my plants, shrimp and not leave scatter eggs??

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:58 AM
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Siamese algae eaters might work.

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Just get some ramshorns, they are great for keeping the glass clean and are not so bad about overpopulating.

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Ramshorns are doing a great job for me in my smaller tanks. Excellent algae eaters.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:14 AM
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Strangely, I have 2 Nerites in my 5G Marineland Hex, and I have never had any eggs on the sides of the tank. They lay the majority of them on the small rocks I put in there.
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