Well since one of my little girls died the other day I am going ahead and separating the other three even though they are doing great now. They don't seem to be as stressed and no one is nipping at fins but just to be on the safe side. So here is my problem, I have a major algae bloom. It's killed off a few of my plants, it's that bad. I even had to scrap the algae off the plants and the side of the aquarium many many times now. So is there some sort of algae eater that can go in one section of the tank? I have a ten gallon tank that is going to be separated into three sections and I want an algae eater to be with my calmest and smallest girl. I was doing some research and saw a few snails that I can buy at my local petco or petsmart, but the question is, are they good at eating a BUNCH of algae and keeping it down? I also have horrible luck with snails, and to be truthful, anything other than Platy Fry seem to die pretty quickly for no reason. Darn them platies always getting pregnant.