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Old 05-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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algae eater for small tank?

What would be a good algae eater for a small tank (15 gallons)? Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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An ottocinclis maybe?
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A nerite snail would be a good fit. *Maybe* a pair of ottos. What kind of algae do you have?
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I would stick to snails and shrimp. You're not going to have enough algae for enough otos to make them feel comfortable, and it's too small for a pleco or SAE.
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I have green algae building up on the glass of my aquarium. So I keep cleaning it but it keeps coming back. Will one nitrite snail be enough for a 15 gallon?
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Yep, just go with snails.
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I have green algae building up on the glass of my aquarium. So I keep cleaning it but it keeps coming back. Will one nitrite snail be enough for a 15 gallon?
Yes. But I think 2 would be fine as well. I had 2 in my 10g for awhile and they were fine.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #8
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Idk maybe a bristle nose pleco they get about 5 inches long I think. To all those experts out there could this work???
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Idk maybe a bristle nose pleco they get about 5 inches long I think. To all those experts out there could this work???
no BN. use the snails
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I had a miserable time trying to keep an otto in a small tank. It just never worked. I'll second the idea of snails.
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okay thank you everyone! I will buy some snails this weekend
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