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What types of Algae will a Amano Shrimp / Algae eating Shrimp eat?Marimo Moss safe?

What types of Algae will a Amano Shrimp / Algae eating Shrimp eat?

I think I have long hair Algae, will the Amano eat that?

I also have a Marimo Moss ball, is that also on the menu for this shrimp?

Also, are there any problems fish for it?

The blood fin tetra were kind of looking at it and following it around, but they both moved behind a piece of driftwood so I could not observe what happen next.

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Is that shrimp cleaning that moss ball or eating that moss ball?

If he is eating the moss ball, does it kill it or just trim it,etc..?

I have some pretty ugly long hair algae and was hoping this shrimp could help.

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He's cleaning it and pooping onto it in a never ending cycle😀

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He's cleaning it and pooping onto it in a never ending cycle😀
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Moss ball is safe, the shrimp us just cleaning it. The problem child is the siamese algae eater, those guys will eat almost all algae AND moss

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I believe they do eat some of it.
It is after all algae not a moss.
However I am sure its such a minute amount as to never be an issue.
Plus they like it!

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Moss ball is safe, the shrimp us just cleaning it. The problem child is the siamese algae eater, those guys will eat almost all algae AND moss

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Siamese, Chinese or flying fox algae eater?

They all look the same to me.

Are you certain you have the correct one? Someone told me that Chinese = bad, and Siamese = good.

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Siamese, Chinese or flying fox algae eater?

They all look the same to me.

Are you certain you have the correct one? Someone told me that Chinese = bad, and Siamese = good.

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Im sure. The siamese can and will eat moss as it matures. Besides that, it is hands down one of the best algae eaters in the hobby

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