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Hey guys i jus wanted to hear suggestions from you folks who have been able to keep fish with malawi cichlids,mainly cuz algae becoming a problem in my tank and synos. really only eat the leftover food. Comments and suggestions are appriciated thanks!:icon_surp
 

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Hey guys i jus wanted to hear suggestions from you folks who have been able to keep fish with malawi cichlids,mainly cuz algae becoming a problem in my tank and synos. really only eat the leftover food. Comments and suggestions are appriciated thanks!:icon_surp
All fish/creatures defecate so they don't make a tank any cleaner. But things like snails can help keep algae at bay. Malaysian trumpet snails would probably be a good choice.
 

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I have a couple bristlenose plecos (L144 I believe; they only get to about 2 - 2.5" long). I hardly ever see them on the glass except when my lights are off. They do a decent job, but a few more would be ideal if I weren't already overstocked and had a bunch of females holding. My tank is a 90 gallon mbuna tank.
I wouldn't recommend the trumpet snails because they have had the tendencies to overtake my tanks (reproduce like crazy and I don't like having to fish them out every month or so). I have read that olive nerite snails are ideal if you want a limited number of snails in your tank: they need brackish water to reproduce, so you have a better control of snail population in your tank.
 

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I have a couple bristlenose plecos (L144 I believe; they only get to about 2 - 2.5" long). I hardly ever see them on the glass except when my lights are off. They do a decent job, but a few more would be ideal if I weren't already overstocked and had a bunch of females holding. My tank is a 90 gallon mbuna tank.
I wouldn't recommend the trumpet snails because they have had the tendencies to overtake my tanks (reproduce like crazy and I don't like having to fish them out every month or so). I have read that olive nerite snails are ideal if you want a limited number of snails in your tank: they need brackish water to reproduce, so you have a better control of snail population in your tank.
^ i agree
 
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