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Algae Eaters

Freshwater algae eaters eat one or both filamentous (hair) algae and surface (green layer) algae. These fish and crustaceans tend to be small and peaceful and most will need some supplemental foods, but the critters can get this food from the leftovers. 

Algae eaters help with algae problems, but clean water and proper feeding habits will go a lot longer in that regard than a few snails and algae loving fish.

  • Albino Mystery Snail (Pomacea Bridgesii)
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    Albino Mystery Snail

    Albino Mystery Snail Mystery snails are great freshwater scavengers. The Albino Mystery Snail is named for the albino body of the snail, with is a ...

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  • Amano Algae Eating Shrimp
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    Amano Algae Eating Shrimp

    Japonica / Amano Shrimp  Japonica shrimp, or Amano shrimp, are great algae eaters and terrific in community tanks. These shrimp are among the most ...

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  • Racing Olive Snail
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    Racing Olive Snail

    Racing Olive Snail The racing olive snail, or olive nerite snail, is a scavanger and algae eater and, like all nerites, plant safe. Nerite snails d...

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  • Zebra Nerite Snail
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    Zebra Nerite Snail

    Zebra Snail The zebra snail, or zebra nerite snail, is a scavanger and algae eater and, like all nerites, plant safe. Nerite snails do not overrun ...

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  • Thorny Tricolor Snail
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    Thorny Tricolor Snail

    Thorny Tricolor Snail The Thorny Tri-color Snail is a small algae eater that only grows to 1/2 inch. These aquarium snails are popular for small ta...

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  • Thorny Sunshine Snail
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    Thorny Sunshine Snail

    Thorny Sunshine Snail The Thorny Sunshine Snail, or simply the Sun Snail, is an aggressive (if you can use that word for a snail) algae eater. Thes...

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  • Siamese Algae Eater
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    Siamese Algae Eater

    Siamese Algae Eater The siamese algae eater, or siamensis, is a great algae eater and scavenger and will not be aggressive even as it grows to its ...

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  • Otocinclus Algae Eater
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    Otocinclus Algae Eater

    Otocinclus Algae Eater Otocinclus, or oto, are small, hardy, peaceful, and very active in the aquarium. These fish are great scavengers and do a ni...

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  • Chinese Algae Eater
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    Chinese Algae Eater

    Chinese Algae Eater The chinese algae eater is an adequate algae eater until this fish reaches a size of about three inches, when it becomes a scav...

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  • Gold Algae Eater
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    Gold Algae Eater

    Gold Algae Eater The gold algae eater is a color morph of the Chinese algae eater and bred in Thailand for the aquarium market. This fish will not ...

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  • Pygmy Cory
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    Pygmy Cory

    Pygmy Cory Pygmy cory are cute tiny algae eaters that are friendly to everyone. These fish are very small and should be kept in small schools. The...

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  • Pygmy Salt and Pepper Cory
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    Pygmy Salt and Pepper Cory

    Pygmy Salt and Pepper Cory The pygmy habrosus cory, or pygmy salt and pepper cory, is larger than the pygmy pygmeus cory but still a very small cor...

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  • Foot Cleaner Goby
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    Foot Cleaner Goby

    Foot Cleaner Goby  The Garra Rufa, or foot cleaner goby or the foot spa fish, originated in Turkey but is now bred by the thousands in China and ex...

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  • Gold Inca Snail
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    Gold Inca Snail

    Gold Inca Snail The gold Inca snail is a variation of the gold mystery snail. These snails are generally larger and are delivered at about the size...

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  • Zebra Otocinclus
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    Zebra Otocinclus

    Zebra otocinclus Like it's smaller cousin, the zebra otocinclus is a terrific scavenger and algae grazer in the aquarium. These fish are best with ...

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  • Orange Head Otocinclus
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    Orange Head Otocinclus

    Orange Head Otocinlus The orange head otocinclus is an active algae eater from Peru that grows to about an inch and a half. More colorful, larger, ...

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  • Red Lips Nerite Snail
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    Red Lips Nerite Snail

    Red Lips Snail The sexy red lips snail doesn't look like anything special from the top, but through the glass the snail have ruby red lips which ca...

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  • Devil Thorn Snail
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    Devil Thorn Snail

    Devi Thorn Snail The devil thorn snail is a conical shaped peaceful snail that grows to three inches. Devil thorn snails are named for the long hor...

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  • Hikari Algae Wafers - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Hikari Algae Wafers

    Hikari Algae Wafers Slow sinking Hikari Algae Wafers are the perfect food for hard to please plecostomus and other algae eaters. The high grade Hik...

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  • Red Onion Snail - AquariumFishSale.com
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    Red Onion Snail

    Red Onion Snail The red onion snail, or onion nerite snail, is a scavenger and algae eater and, like all nerites, plant safe.  The pattern is a red...

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  • Cory Hastatus
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    Cory Hastatus

    Cory Hastatus The hastatus cory is a rare pygmy cory from Brazil. The regular pygmy pygmeus cory is often misidentified as the more expensive hasta...

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