Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Columbus, Ohio 43229
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!!!