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Default Managing Algae in a Discus Tank

I am looking at using your experience here

How to you manage Algae in your Discus tanks if you do not use an algae eater or a Plec?
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Algae needs light and nutriants to grow......Look for phosphates, silicates, and nitrate....Cut back on your light period.....Do you have live plants as they will compete with the algae for nutriants?.....Other members may have more advice for you.
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you could try a bristle nose algea eater
just be cautious with them

or try some otto's for algea control
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I am not familiar with raising or keeping discus. That said you might try one of the larger shrimp varieties that will work with the parameters of your water in your discus tank.

For example if a three inch long bamboo shrimp would work with the water parameters and the discus won't eat the shrimp then the bamboo shrimp would help control your algae.


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Ottos are the best algae eaters and they mix well with Discus. But sometimes they are hard to maintain. I beleive shrimps might get eaten, specially if there are other fish on the tank like Rainbows or Congos. HTH
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Snails have been My Best tank cleaners. I love them.
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I was thinking snails. Any particular type?
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Re read post #2....The things I mentioned will do the most good and the snails and algae eaters won't have to work so hard.
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