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Algae eaters in a tanganyikan setup

This is a discussion on Algae eaters in a tanganyikan setup within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; I am starting to get some algae in the tank and am wondering what cleaner is hardy enough to live ...

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    I am starting to get some algae in the tank and am wondering what cleaner is hardy enough to live in the hard water setup for Tanganyikans (Requirements - must not grow very large!)
    210G South American - , Corydoras julii, Altum Angels, Discus, Clown pleco, Black Ghost knifefish
    90G for "Bobby the Turtle"
    120G South American - Discus, Neon Tetras, Rummy nose tetras, Yoyo loach and low tech plants

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    Fishman21,
    I would try a Rubbernose Pleco, have had great success with them in the past with Africans.
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    Tropheus Duboisi? personally, I would cultivate a layer of green algae for these guys.

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    To clarify: I don't have any of the algae grazing Tangs otherwise i would be happy cultivating the grass
    210G South American - , Corydoras julii, Altum Angels, Discus, Clown pleco, Black Ghost knifefish
    90G for "Bobby the Turtle"
    120G South American - Discus, Neon Tetras, Rummy nose tetras, Yoyo loach and low tech plants

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    use bristlenose.
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    Nerite snails if you're considering inverts. Depending on size of fish of course.

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    +1 with bristle nose plecos
    Been using them in my Malawi tank for many years.
    Males may get their bristles trimmed every once in a while but never had a loss.
    Silver tips seem to be the hardiest.
    I have a couple of young silver tips you can have if you'd like to give it a try.
    Cheers!!
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    I've been using bristlenose plecos with my shellies for years, thinking of adding one to my tropheus. Tropheus do graze on algae, but they can't keep up to the algae growth or clean up ability of a bn pleco.

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    Thanks

    I like BN's - have kept them before in other setups. I will take you up on the offer for juveniles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budahrox View Post
    +1 with bristle nose plecos
    Been using them in my Malawi tank for many years.
    Males may get their bristles trimmed every once in a while but never had a loss.
    Silver tips seem to be the hardiest.
    I have a couple of young silver tips you can have if you'd like to give it a try.
    Cheers!!
    210G South American - , Corydoras julii, Altum Angels, Discus, Clown pleco, Black Ghost knifefish
    90G for "Bobby the Turtle"
    120G South American - Discus, Neon Tetras, Rummy nose tetras, Yoyo loach and low tech plants

 

 


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