algae eaters

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    Fishboy

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    is their any type of fish that will eat a mix of brown and red algae off the sand..and inverabretes?
     
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    Small hermit crabs will eat it...also cerith snails.
     
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    How about Nassarius snails and sand sifting stars. They may not eat the algae but can keep the sand mixed enough it won't grow?
     
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    Sometimes sea hares will eat the red slime.But thats a 50/50 shot.
    The best way to battle algae is to figure out where its nutrients are coming from.
     
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