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I've had reoccurring issues with black brush algae and really an assortment of other types. I've actually got a touch of diatom algae which is slowly phasing out.

I just purchased 5 ottos and one true siamese algae eater. I was intrigued by the idea that the siamese is the only algae eater that will eat black brush.

The person working at the lfs told me they think I'd probably need more otis or SAE to maintain my tank.

FYI the tank houses a single discus and cardinal tetras. The plants are a chain sword carpet a crypt and hygro/wisteria.

Any thoughts on the right size for my cleaning crew? I've been told Otos will work harder with more confidence in a larger school. Will 5 otos and an SAE suffice? I'd love to have another SAE to team up on the black brush which always seems to find my filter intake.. But i don't want use up all my bio load on Algae Eaters if I can avoid it.

Thanks for any insight/advice! :icon_smil:icon_smil
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