Yea algae tabs are important for feeding bottom feeders too.
My mom inadvertently starved her algae eater bc there wasn't enough algae. Poor thing tried to eat the green sponge stuff in the potted aquarium plant.
Prana (deep blue/purple CT female) Fluval Spec 2
Qi (turquoise CT female) 5 g riparium
Vanilla Beast (Ivory apple snail diffusa), Watson and Crick (Amano shrimp), Tributary (Moss Ball aka AquaTribble) Fluval Spec V
Pond and ramshorn snails (so many!) 2.5 g
Mr. And Mrs. Smith (assassin snails) 0.5 QT tank
Leopard ramshorns 16oz NPT Mason Jar