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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 06:40 PM
C Campbell
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These are just comments from my own experiences and should not be considered to be an expert opinion.

My preffered algae eater is the Otocinclus and are what I use to control algae Dust type algae.

SAE are good when small, but do not eat at algae as much when adult and I have had some leaf damage come from them. They will eat some BBA algae when young.

I have not found BN plecos to do that much against algae, but others seem to find they work well.

Nerite snails I like, but have trouble keeping them alive.

Amanos do a good job of cleaning out algae, but watch for any fish that might harm them.

A good combination of Otos/Amanos could be great if the tank suits!!!

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