Originally Posted by dramaqueen
A chinese algae eater will suck the slime coat off your fish.
I have two golden Chinese algae eaters and that terrifies me but they are good as gold :p so far and do a miraculous job at cleaning the tank, but these also can grow to 6 inches and bigger so I wouldn't recommend them in a small tank, the ones I have are in a 12 gallon and as much as I love them I really need to get rid of them :(
I would never have recommended RCS before but I added my male betta tonight and so far he is intimidating the shrimp but not nipping them, i'm scared as I love my shrimp but so far so good :)
Your other option would be a snail :)