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Old 11-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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what is the best

what will be the best algae eater for my 55g cichlid tank? i want to hear as many ideas as possiable so i can choose wisely... i had placos but the end up way to big ..... thanks everyone...
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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brittle nose pleco
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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i just dont want a big placo.. the one i just got rid of was 14 in.. i was thinking about one around 4"-5" max
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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they will only grow 6 inches max so yeah brittle nose plec
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Cool.. I was looking at Cory cats or synos
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
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those would work also. corys are a schooling fish so you would need 5+ corys
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clown pleco - 2.5-4 "
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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I recomend bristle nose pleco. They are algae eating machines.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #9
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I like snails. Cories don't seem effective in my tank.
I have clown and bristlenose plecos. BN is much better, in my opinion. The clowns do it less as they age and eat mostly wood.
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Cool.. I was looking at Cory cats or synos
+ 1 for the bristle nose. I tried cory's and they were eaten alive in no time in a cichlid tank a few years back. 
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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Look into Otocinclus. Cory fish are not algae eaters. Theyre bottom feeders.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #12
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first of all..what type of cichlids are you keeping? 2nd..do not add any corydora's to a cichlid tank, they will harass and kill all of them. 3. even the pleco's can be hit or miss, I've heard of africans eating BN pleco's eyes
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I have 2 flamebacks , 5 dragonblood ,3 mason peacocks, a yellow lab, a demasonsi and an albino peacock
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I say you are the best clean up crew cichlids wont leave food behind there too greedy. Got rid of mine after realizing this.
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