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Old 11-25-2010, 10:13 AM   #1 
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Algea Problem..10g tank.. (none Betta) What cleaner fish will do the job?

Fish Housed- 9 sterile Marlbe Dalmation Mollies.
Temp- 78-79 degrees
Filter- Whisper
I do 20% water changes 2 times a week.

Well the problem is.. Algea. I like to have a certian amount of algea in with all my mollies (they love as a treat) but there is now too much to control. I have added in Algea Destroyer but it has helped none...

So I am thinking about adding in some type of cleaner fish(s) to help this issue.

What type do you think would work best?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:33 AM   #2 
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What do you think about Amano Shrimp?
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:08 PM   #3 
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Fish such as otos can help but it wont solve your problem. Clean out your tank as much as you can without disturbing the cycle and then do a blackout. Leave all the lights off. Unless your tank is planted or the room its in is pitch black dark, there is no need to keep the lights on all day.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #4 
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Ive searched the web a bit and I have found that Amino Shrimp or other types of shrimp would help with the problem..
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:42 AM   #5 
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Mollies are brackish water fish. So I'm not sure that Amino shrimp can go with them.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:45 AM   #6 
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Mollies really aren't brackish, but people say they are beacause they can, but don't have to live with salt in the water. I keep them and a great deal about them. if you don't belive me you can our check your sistersite Tropical fish keeping.com.

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Old 11-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #7 
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I agree. They dont have to be kept in salt.. They do just fine without it... Trust me..I have been keeping and breeding Mollies for about a year now..
Okay.. So I guess I will be getting some shrimp..That is whenever I can find them.. I havent seen any in stores lately
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Ok, thanks for correcting my mistake.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:40 AM   #10 
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I had an algae problem too and i fixed it by switching the lights off for most of the day...
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