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Re: What Algae Eater Is Right For You? Look Inside!
I wonder why nobody thus far has mentioned using platys for algae control. My quarantine tank had two decorative snail shells in it, one baseball sized, and one softball sized. They both where solid green with thick algae growth, because I had strong-ish lighting and only anubias. I purchased a small group of 4 platys, and within the first week of quarantine, even with daily feedings, they picked the shells clean!
I couldn't believe it, I hadn't even seen such effective cleanup from the common pleco I used to have.
When a platy is eating plentiful amounts of algae, it's eyes turn bright green. This really makes them pop and become even more beautiful than before!
It seems as if fish eat money as well as flakes.