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Carlo
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Username: carlo

Post Number: 184
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 08:55 am:       

What fish are good for eating algae? I have a 29 gallon tank. With

6 neons
3 Albino Tiger Barbs
2 Honey Gouramis
8 cories - 3 albinos, 2 agasizzi, 2 julii and 1 sterbai.

Also some plants.

But it's time I got something to help with this algae.
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Michael Bryant
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Username: michaelb

Post Number: 2220
Registered: 07-2004


Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 09:34 am:       

a bristlenose pleco should help a lot. otocinclus, small group of them, will also do the trick especially with live plants in the tank.
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Donna
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Username: donna

Post Number: 497
Registered: 02-2003


Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 09:36 am:       

Carlo,
I like otto's... they stay small and are excellent algae cleaners... I like pleco's too but they can get quite big.
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Carlo
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Username: carlo

Post Number: 185
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 02:05 pm:       

How many ottos constitutes a "small group"? And how big do Plecos get?

Thanks.
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Donna
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Username: donna

Post Number: 498
Registered: 02-2003


Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 04:09 pm:       

I currently have 6 otto's in my 38 gallon. There are all different kinds of pleco's... there are some that stay small and others that can get up to 24" long...
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Jeff L
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Username: jeffedl

Post Number: 242
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 11:08 pm:       

A couple of other options: Siamese Algae Eater, and snails.

They can be voracious!
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