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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by trailsnale View Post
When it comes to cleaning glass, though, I'd have to say that the best algae cleaning creature is me.

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so you guy's eat algae off glass do you
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 10:29 PM
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My Nerite snails outperform anything else I've tried. Amanos, SAE's other snails, mollies and shrimp don't even come close to eating as much algae as my Nerites do. The trade off is that Nerites will lay eggs EVERYWHERE! They don't hatch, luckily.

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 03:06 PM
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My experience with SAE's is that they would only eat algae. I never once saw them feed when I fed the other fish. They lived for a long time too. I'd guess that they were over 5 years old before they died.

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The Florida Flagfish is the best hair algae eater. A bit aggressive but it will flat out clear a tank of hair algae. I'd have one if I didn't have guppies and shrimp both of which I'm breeding. The Flagfish wouldn't bother the adults too much, but they are tough on the fry.

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