What kind of algae eater can I get to go with my son’s goldfish
The Chinese Algae Eater is another fish you may consider, but they can become aggressive as they get older.
Hi, I have a 70L tank with 5 golddust Mollies, an angelfish and cardinal Tetra. Could you recommend a smaller algae eater to help tidy up a little bit around the tank just enough to keep the decorations, substrate etc clean? Thanks
this is just like the major kinds of species of algae eater… i have 2 golden chinese algae eater they really look alike the siamese except for the color … but well i was going to buy shrimps but they were too small when i saw them i was like … my comet would eat that in a split second and he didnt even knew what it was… or is it ok to put tiny shrimps whit big fishes?
Will the bigger fish eat the algae eaters?
Freshwater Algae Eater Fish | PetHelpful
While there are a myriad of ways to combat the substance, some of the best weapons against algae are biological weapons: fish! To preserve the balance inside your aqueous habitat, make sure to pick the best algae eaters that are not overly aggressive and will not outgrow your aquarium.Plecocostomus, also known as pleco or sucker fish, is the most common algae eater. There are many types of plecos with a wide range of sizes, colors, and markings. The most common is the Common Plecostomus. They are generally between 1-4” in size when sold, but will quickly outgrow the tank if it is under 50 gallons. They can easily and quickly grow up to two feet long. Pleco waste will cause the water parameters to swiftly decline, so it’s best to research the best pleco for the tank you have. Older Common Pleco will also become aggressive and will not be able to share a tank with smaller fish.When I found out this edition of Pet Connection is super-hero themed, I was excited. I’m sure someone out there thinks, “How in the world are superheroes and fish connected?” Well, I’ll happily tell you all about the type of fish I consider to be the superheroes of the home aquarium: algae eaters! Superheroes o often prevent problems from occurring before the civilians notice there’s anything amiss. Algae eaters (some kinds of fish, snails, and shrimp) are able to prevent tank issues by maintaining a healthy environment for all tank inhabitants.The Otocinclus, also known as Oto, is my absolute favorite algae eater. I recommend it more than any other. I know I have written about this fish several times, but it is for good reason. The Otocinclus only grows to 2” and is very peaceful. This fish is also a workaholic! Some of the larger algae eaters will become lazy and slack on the job, but the Oto is always busy. They will not damage plants or disturb their tankmates, including baby fish. If the tank is small, only one or two are needed. But, if they are going into a large tank, it is best to get a group of them to share the workload. You will quickly see a reduction in algae. These fish are on the job, day and night.