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Old 05-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys, so I'm new to the forum but I'm sure you can help me. So I've got a 3 gallon planted tank with some anacharis, cabomba and a plant which I call the mystery plant as I have no idea what it is, kinda looks like anubias but doesn't have a rhizome and the outline of the leaves are slightly red.
Anyways so I've got really bad hair algae growth on this "mystery plant" ONLY. Every other day or every 3 days I have to pull out all the algae because it grows so fast!!
I wanted to get something to eat this algae but seeing as it's so small I think only a couple of shrimp can fit, question is which ones?
I heard amanos are good but they grow really big, any advise?
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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What's in the tank? Betta?
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Nope, plants
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You could do 4/5 regular Amano not the giant amanos.. Maybe a Nerite snail too!
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Will either breed uncontrollably?
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No breeding at all unless you get 2 snails.. Amanos don't breed in fw
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Oh the amanos sound great but my LPS doesn't sell nerite snails, just pond snails and what I think are trumpet snails
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Nerites will lay eggs but the eggs do not survive in fw so get as many nerites as you'd like. P
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Nerites will lay eggs but the eggs do not survive in fw so get as many nerites as you'd like. P
cool! I learn I learn.. Both if those snails will most likely reproduce a lot..
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