I'm hoping to get something that will eat algae, particularly in crevices and caves etc. I don't get a lot, mostly just under the light, but I get a bit on the decorations. More details of my tank:-
Established approx 2 years
Water changes of 30% ish weekly
Mix of live and artificial plants.
I was originally thinking a couple of snails to assist with algae, but I have clown loaches, so they won't last long. Also have angel fish so shrimp not really an option unless I want to give my angels a fresh shrimp dinner! Any suggestions? I did consider some fast breeding snails that should produce enough babies to keep a population up but I'd feel a bit cruel putting something in a tank that I KNOW is going to get killed and eaten.
Also I have ruled out a Chinese algae eater because other than the 2 young loaches, 2 young angel fish and the red shark, it's all small, peaceful fish (10 tetras, 8 guppies) and I heard they get aggressive.