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Not the type that is very hard on the glass, they will try, but are not equipped to get that off. They relish filamentous algaes and softer sheet type algaes.
 

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ok so, is there a way to remove the spot algae...or am i just to keep scrubbing away?
 

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a razor blade :)

Nerite snails will try to eat it, but never efficiently enough to give that sparkling clear glass look that you probably want.
 

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Nerite snails. I put some in my tank about a year ago, since then I think I have only scrubbed algae twice. I use an algae scrub pad from petsmartco for those rare occasions.
 

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My amano shrimp eat fish food, lol. But there is not much algae in their tank as I also keep 2 nerites in it and they do a much better job.
 

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GSA: Nerites for the plant leaves and razor blades for the glass. The leaves never get totally clean, but at least they can still photosynthesize at useful levels to maintain plant growth until they naturally die off.
 
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