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I had two olives and they seem to work ok constantly grazing everywhere in the 20g tank. However they don't seem eat much from what I've seen at least to effect the outcome of algae growth. And for the trouble getting them, they died within half a year...so that's it for me. I'll stick with the regular pest snails: pond, ramshorn, trumpet. They are nice to have and cool to look at even if they are more plain. Best way for me to control algae is to have a LOT of plants.
 

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ink don't know. The olives are a lot bigger than the pest snails so They maybe harder for clowns to get to. The eggs are a menace, they leave small white dots everywhere. It's so tiny no way clowns will eat them. They are not like in a gel like pond snail. They are the size of a period on size 10 font laid individually on rocks, plants, glass etc. They don't hatch a bummer or I would have invested more in the Olives. So for me they are really just novelty not too effective with algae.
 
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