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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Should I add cleaning fish, snail, etc. to 8 gallon nano?

I have an 8 gallon planted nano with a Beta. I'm going to add 3-6 celetial pearl danios and hopefully a couple small shrimp.

Should I add a fish or snail for additional clean-up crew for algae? Which ones?

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Any ideas about this?
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You can add cherry shrimp, or maybe MTS as a cleanup crew. Both will reproduce, but they will eat algae along the way.



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Like as the guy above said and also maybe a nerite snail would be good hope this helps


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New at this, but wouldn't the betta eat the shrimp possibly?

Nerites would be good, as would a small algae eater, oto something rather ,ax out at like 2"...
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The betta would possibly eat any critter added to the tank. Depends on the betta. If there are a lot of hiding spots that a betta can't get into then it could be ok but be prepared for things to be eaten or harassed.

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If you have a mossy log or something then the shrimp like to hide in there a lot. Bettas do sleep, and thats typically when my shrimp are at their most active, only mine are housed with dwarf puffers.

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I have a 6.6 gallon, 24" long nano, and I added two nerites, two Amano shrimp, and two otos, because algae was getting out of hand. It took two days and they had the tank nearly spotless. One nerite will keep your glass spotless and you don't have to worry about them reproducing in freshwater. One or two Amano would probably take care of the rest, and they won't reproduce in freshwater. I will be relocating some of my cleaning crew to another tank. They love some blanched zucchini when the algae is gone, especially the otos.

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I would recommend ghost shrimp or ottos. Those rarely get harassed by bettas and ottos clean algae pretty well.

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