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Algae Eaters

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Otocinclus Catfish
(Hypoptopoma gulare)
Starting at $2.09
…Amano will employ this tireless algae eater. The diminutive Otocinclus Catfish does a great job keeping aquarium glass and plants free of distracting green. Your aquascape and schooling fish will take center stage when the Otocinclus Catfish turns problem algae into delicious meals using its…
Siamese Algae Eater
(Crossocheilus siamensis)
Starting at $4.99
…rocks for grazing algae. This species can be kept with a variety of tank mates including more passive community fish.Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Siamese Algae Eater have not been documented.An omnivore, the Siamese Algae Eater is not a particularly finicky eater, and is the ideal…
Gold Algae Eater
(Gyrinocheilos aymonieri)
Starting at $2.29
The Gold Algae Eater is an ornate color variety of the familiar Chinese Algae Eater. This gorgeous golden yellow specimen adds a bright splash of color while providing the valuable service of cleaning your aquarium. Gold Algae Eaters are often kept in aquariums for the purpose of keeping algae under…
Chinese Algae Eater
(Gyrinocheilos aymonieri)
Starting at $1.49
…the Chinese Algae Eater will defend its territory. This species of algae eater can become aggressive when they become full grown. Breeding has not been seen or been successful in an aquarium setting. There is little known about sexing the male and female.The main source of food is algae on plants,…
Rio-Negro (L 135) Plecostomus
(Peckoltia sp. platyrhyncha)
Starting at $11.49
…the Rio-Negro Plecostomus is not difficult due to the fact that it is not a picky eater. Feeding off the bottom of the aquarium, it gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore…
Trinidad Plecostomus
(Hypostomus punctatus)
Starting at $3.29
…aquarium setting has not been successful.A useful herbivore in an aquarium with algae, the Trinidad Plecostomus will keep algae under control under normal tank conditions. If no algae are present, supplement with algae wafers and other herbivore preparations.Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to…
Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit Crab
(Clibanarius sp.)
Starting at $1.29
…member of your aquarium's reef-safe cleanup crew. Like its Blue Leg and Red Tip cousins, the Dwarf Yellow Tip Hermit Crab is a voracious eater of nuisance algae and cyanobacteria. Plus, its small size allows it to forage and scavenge in the tightest of locations amongst live rock.Native to the…
Black Sailfin Blenny
(Atrosalarias fuscus)
Starting at $19.99
…the Blenniidae family is an obligate microalgae eater, which means it needs microalgae in its diet in order to survive. However, its diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae (spirulina). For the best care, house the Black…
Pincushion Sea Urchin, Aquacultured ORA®
(Lytechinus variegatus - Aquacultured ORA)
Starting at $19.99
Manage nuisance algae, the environmentally conscientious way with ORA® Aquacultured Variegated Pincushion Sea Urchin! This extremely effective herbivore rapidly consumes nuisance algae to help keep your reef aquarium system naturally healthy and clean.The ORA® Aquacultured Variegated Pincushion Sea…
Starry Blenny
(Salarias ramosus)
Starting at $24.99
…hop from rock to rock looking for microalgae to graze on. The Starry Blenny does best in well-established aquariums with large amounts of natural algae to feed on. The diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter, Spirulina, and herbivore preparations. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to…
Blue Velvet Shrimp
(Neocaridina davidi)
Starting at $5.99
…loaches, puffers, and other larger carnivores that will feed on invertebrates.Blue Velvet Shrimp are omnivores that will consume algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with algae tablets or quality flake food or pellets.Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 3/4"
Regal Demoiselle
(Neopomacentrus cyanomos)
Starting at $5.99
…of beauty to almost any well-established reef system.These fish are generally not picky eaters. In the aquarium, they will usually feed on flakes and pellets but should also be given fresh or frozen algaes and meaty foods like brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, planktons, krill, shrimp, scallop and similar…
Silver Dollar
(Metynnis argenteus)
Starting at $5.99
…thus need plenty of vegetable matter in their daily diet. Algae tablets, flake foods or any other suitable foods should be fed multiple times daily, keeping a close watch to make sure they are getting their share from more aggressive eaters such as barbs and tetras.Approximate Purchase Size: Small:…
Pitbull (LDA 25) Plecostomus
(Parotocinclus sp.)
Starting at $12.99
…eggs in small clusters on plant leaves or grass stalks. Classified as herbivores, the Pitbull Pleco's main diet is aquarium algae. However, they also will accept algae wafers, spirulina tabs, and the remnants of flake food that make their way to the aquarium floor. On occasion this fish has also…
Bloody Mary Shrimp
(Neocaridina davidi)
Starting at $11.99
…loaches, puffers, and other larger carnivores that will feed on invertebrates.Bloody Mary Shrimp are omnivores that will consume algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with algae tablets or quality flake food or pellets.Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 3/4"
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