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Are there any fish that eat BBA besides SAEs? My SAE has retired and I'm having trouble finding a young'un!
 

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There's a lot of fish/shrimp that would love BBA, here's a few-
Otos (any species)
Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica)
Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina sinensis)
 

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I've never seen those fish/shrimp eat BBA, oto eat spot/dust/brown algaes, shrimp for certain types of hair, SAEs will eat hair and BBA and mosses and Rotala sp. and Mayaca sp. ...etc :D

Spot treat with peroxide, stay below 1/4cup / 50 gallons once a week and remove by hand if you don't want SAEs... You might be able to spot treat a little heavier than that, but I think what I recommended is pretty safe...

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Yup, I have some amanos, but evidently you need LOADS of them to make a dent. I understand nobody does it better than SAEs....

but thanks!
 

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SAE's will only eat new growth of BBA not the established growth. You will need to pull the established growth off by hand & increase C02/micros.
 
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