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I read some articles about Cherry Shrimp as a good aquarium cleaning species. What kind of algae would be eaten, if I have a few Cherry Shrimps? My Otocynclus vittatus eats BG algae pretty well. However, slimy hair algae remain untouched. I am planning to try Cherry Shrimp as a remedy for controlling hair algae.
 

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I read some articles about Cherry Shrimp as a good aquarium cleaning species. What kind of algae would be eaten, if I have a few Cherry Shrimps? My Otocynclus vittatus eats BG algae pretty well. However, slimy hair algae remain untouched. I am planning to try Cherry Shrimp as a remedy for controlling hair algae.
None unless it is in wafer form. Try amono shrimp.
 

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Thank you for answering my question. I had two amano shrimps and noticed that they cleaned one ten gallon tank, where they lived, very well. They lived about 5 years and died of age. Some wrote that red cherry shrimp would do the same. Amanos are hard to breed. I would like to have a hair algae cleaning creatures, which I could renew by breeding, if necessary. It seems cherry shrimps are easy to breed.
 
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