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Looking for an Algae cleaner for my cleanup crew!


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With everyone being so helpful in the past here with my stocking questions, I have come back with another one.

So right now my 55 tank has been progressing along well, and I figured my janitor team could use a new member(s) to help with the green algae.  I am trying to figure out what would be a good match for my tank.

Right now I have a small school of Black Neon Tetras, a small school of Lemon Tetras, four Varitus Platys, three Pearl Gourami and a school of Peppered Corys.  I also have  seven Nerite snails.  Everybody gets along pretty well and thriving, the Tetras have actually gotten larger then I expected they would

My temp is 77.2, PH is 74 and hardness is 10.  Tank is a heavily planted low tech set up with tons of driftwood.

I do want to avoid Otocinclus.  I saw Cory's video on them, but they still feel like they are a bit delicate to deal with, especially since there are lots of good options out there.

I see some stuff on twig catfish, which made them look very interesting, but I am open to all ideas.

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My go to algae crew is Otocinclus and Amano Shrimp. I know Otocinclus have a reputation for being delicate, but I haven’t found them to be any more so than other fish in my experience. We have about 12 total spread through our various tanks. We had one die a few days after it was added and one die at 14 months. All of them were added after diatom algae had started growing, and they’re fun, active little fish. 

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