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I have anubias in my Tang tanks and they get a fair bit of algae on the leaves.

Can anyone suggest a catfish (other than BN and large pleco's) that stays quite small and does a good job of cleaning?

I have used pleco's but they end up too big and when I trade for a new small one there is always the issue of introducung disease into my tanks.


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Other than bn's and plecos/gibbi's there isn't a lot that would be hardy enough to survive the parameters of a tang tank IMO. I could be wrong of course, I'm pretty sure I read that Steve (ndoboi) is keeping his L104's in his Tang tank.

Perhaps a solution could be to add some more plants, such as Val (hardy and grows quickly to use up excess nutrients) and java fern, reduce lighting by a coupla hours and maybe just add more bristlies? Even albino's should be hardy enough for the Lake Tang parameters and will add some different colour too. dntknw.gif

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I don't like snails - the small ones end up in my spinning arm and slow the flow. The larger ones I have found die easly.

Its just brown/green algae - I can remove it with my fingers but is time consumming and sometimes uproots the plants.

Thanks for the replies.

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