Every planted aquarium should have algae eaters - no question about it. You find them throughout nature so replicate this in your aquarium. Tireless workers they endlessly eat but don't harm your plants. Suitable for a wide range of water conditions they truly work wonders in your planted aquarium by consuming algae and any left over food 24/7. If you provide them with the right conditions, they will live for years.
Contrary to belief they're very easy to keep - add very little load to a filter and do your plant composting too. When plants break down, they start to release ammonia (which algae lives off). If you have shrimp in your tank, they will compost these decaying leaves meaning the food which algae loves has disappeared.
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