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Bulldog / Rubbernose or Bristlenose pleco if you want a pleco that scrubs glass and wood. Chaetostoma sp. / Ancistrus sp.

Otocynclus are good for films, diatoms, and maybe some short fuzz algae.
Cardina shrimp are good for hair and fuzz.

Siamese Algae Eaters are great for black brush, fuzz and hair algae but get 6 inches long and should be in a school or small group. They like moss, too. Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) are similar to SAEs as far as diet but much smaller, they like to eat plants too, sometimes chomp them in a dominance display.
 

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Have a look at parotocinclus... "pitbull pleco". I have 2 parotocinclus pernambuco and they are the best algae eaters I have. Mine are about 2 inches. I think that's about max. Parotocinclus jumbo are more commonly sold as the typical "pitbull pleco" but my LFS had both.
 

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sucker fish

There is a rubber lip catfish that stays bout 5-6 inches.

looks like a pleco. sells at petsmart.

ottos are about 2inches and they like to be in groups.
 

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definitely ottos. and their poop isn't big, long and stringy like many plecos. actually, i can't recall if i have ever seen my ottos poop :hihi:
 

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Gobies!:icon_smil I love my gobies, great algae eaters. Or there is a pleco that stays about 2", L038, Peckoltia sp. Hard to find though.
 

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Otos aren't exactly beginner fish although they are the most ideal algae eaters. I would suggest a rubber lipped pleco instead.
 
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