How about an Olive Nerite Snail? IME, they're much better algae eaters than Otos. But you can still get the Otos if you want.I have a 29 gallon tank. I plan to stock with mostly tetra's
Right now i have:
4 Red Eye Tetras
3 Flame Tetras
8 Neon Tetras
1 Amano Shrip
I plan to get a few more algae eaters, probably a shrimp or two, and an otto (or two). That would bring me up to 18-20 fish/shrimp.
If you're having hair algae and BBA problems, a SAE will eat that and will fit in your tank.
8 is good enough for a school, but you can get more if you want to.I want some more neon tetra's for sure. I've been told 24-26 fish would be about good for the fish i have. However, others have told me i can go more with the neon tetras.
Amano Shrimp have very low bioload, and Otos I'd say are about the same as a Neon Tetra.How does a Algae eating shrimp shrimp/catfish contribute to the bioload compared to a "normal" fish around the same size?
so, i know this is general but i'm looking more for an estimate as I'll be about done with my next stocking according to some people, with others, i have more room.