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After a neglected start I have been battling BGA in one of my tanks. I don't want to dose it with antibiotics (seems like a drastic measure) and despite increasing nitrates / flow / manual removal it comes back every time.

I had nerites and amano shrimp in this tank but they wouldn't touch the BGA. I was under the impressions that nothing would consume BGA because it is a bacteria. Finally I decided to move a few ramshorn snails into this tank (more so for breeding purposes) and to my surprise they immediately attacked the BGA. They are small enough to clean indivial leaves on some of my smaller plants too, leaving behind little nitrogen packets that fall to the substrate and fertilize the plants.

Great little additions to a tank IMO. YMMV
 
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