Originally Posted by CoyoteBetta22
the only thing that bugs me is my chineese golden alge eater idk if that the right name but it chases my huge dragon around and they are both moving so fast i think it might stress the other out but it would trip ypu out if you see that i pretty much got my alge eater trained cause if i even walk up to the tank the alge eater stops moving completely cause one day he would it almost looked like he was trying to kill her so i was like o heck no and stuck my hand in there and chased him around and just pointed at him right in his face when he stopped moving and said loudly NO! lol and now ever time i get up walk over there he hides idc really i wanna get him outta there whats the best alge eater to put in with female bettas.... o yeah btw my females pretty much love me sooo much more since i did that they went from kinda not know what i was to being like OMG he is our protecter lol ;> and i just rinses my hand now and like they will come to me and and like rub up aginst my hand and go in my plam its awesome
I'm confused...have you removed the algae eater from your tank, and now you're wondering what algae eater would be best to replace it with? Or do you still have the CAE with your girls? Chinese Algae Eaters are not suitable tankmates for bettas (or any fish really) because they become extremely aggressive as they age, and they suck the slime coats off of other fish. They also get too large for a ten gallon.
Ottos eat algae, but they need to be kept in groups, and that would overstock your tank. Snails eat algae, but they have a huge bioload so it's kind of a tradeoff. I think there are some species of shrimp that eat algae (red cherry shrimp maybe?)--that might be something to look into. But in the meantime, you definitely need to try to rehome that CAE if you haven't already.