Originally Posted by Metatron
What would be the best option for an algae eater for a slightly understocked 54 gallon? I don't have a huge algae issue, just a bit. Substrate is gravel...TIA
Look into Panda Garra loaches--they are nice algae eaters (make sure your tank water is well oxygenated). Plecos produce a ton of waste, and most of them don't eat much algae anyway. A Bristlenose Pleco would be okay though. As mentioned earlier, Oto Catfish would be a nice option, but they aren't that hardy. Oto Cats definitely need to be in a planted tank. Nerite Snails would be a low bioload option.
What algae issue do you have? Do you have plants?