Algae eaters

Discussion in 'Algae' started by rickzter, Sep 8, 2005.

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  1. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    Ok, I know it may have already come up, but can anyone list all the little marine herbivores that will eat any algae, especially the algae growing on my glass walls, it makes my tank look crummy!
     
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  3. allaboutfish37

    allaboutfish37 Feather Duster

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  4. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    Dwarf angels as algae eaters

    I got a Lemonpeel Angel four days ago, and she has been an amazing algae eater. She's cleaned off every shell, plastic plant, and most of the glass. I've never seen anything like it!
     
  5. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    I have a combination of snails (Astrea and Mexican Turbos) and a lawn mower blenny. They do a great job. I have a magnetic cleaner that I use to scrape the glass once or twice a week. With the above, and of course good water changing habits (10% per weeK) my algae is pretty much under control.
     
  6. DaxAlbrecht

    DaxAlbrecht Plankton

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    mexican turbos eat alot of algae, so do emerald crabs.
     
  7. Rougie

    Rougie Plankton

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    Ceriths are good for eating cyano....
     
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  9. Trickman2

    Trickman2 Bristle Worm

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    Sea Hares are awesome for Hair Algae
     
  10. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Ive been looking for some money cowries, they are suppose to be very good specially for hair algae.
     
  11. animalluvr

    animalluvr Plankton

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    Astrea, turbo, cerith, nassirus, margarita snails. Sea urchins, tangs, blennies. The best for cleaning glass.