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Any sucker fish that start small and stay small?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by snailaquarium, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. snailaquarium

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    Hi,

    Are there any fish that suck algea from glass but don't grow anymore than a couple of centimetres or so??
     
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    Otocinclus catfish are small algae eaters, but it depends on what your GH and pH are, and how long the tank has been set up for. Mystery/ Apple snails and Ramshorn snails will also take algae.

    If you have a lot of live plants in the tank they will reduce the algae. Floating plants in particular help reduce algae problems.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion though I should have been clearer, it's for a coldwater tank.
     
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    No, “Bushy Nose” plecos need a heater to thrive. :)
     
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    The only algae eaters for cold water tanks are common pond snails (Lymnaea sp.) or Ramshorn snails.
     
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    Pond snails are super easy to care for, and reproduce fast! :)
     

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