10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eaters

Updated on: September 2021

Best Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eaters in 2021


Aquatic Arts 5 Live Gold Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater/Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets/Natural Decorations

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Gold Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater/Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets/Natural Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

API ALGAEFIX Algae Control 8-Ounce Bottle

API ALGAEFIX Algae Control 8-Ounce Bottle
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAEFIX Algae Control 8-Ounce Bottle
  • Controls algae growth and keeps aquarium glass, ornaments and plants clean
  • Fast-acting and effective on "green water" algae blooms, string or hair algae
  • Will not harm fish and plants when used as directed
  • Dose every three days until algae is under control then dose weekly

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Ivory Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater | Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets | Natural Decorations

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Ivory Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater | Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets | Natural Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • One of the largest plant-safe freshwater snails, mystery snails have lively personalities and make great Aquarium pets! They pair perfectly with SpongeBob Aquarium decorations!
  • These fascinating invertebrates help clean algae off glass aquarium walls, live plants, Aquarium décor, and aquarium Substrate. A 13 to 20 gallon tank is generally large enough for 5 mystery snails.
  • They can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium Hobby. Other than algae, they eat leftover fish or Shrimp Food, fish pellets, and blanched vegetables.
  • Ivory mystery Snail shells are a striking Cream color. They are completely peaceful and make great tankmates to most freshwater fish and dwarf shrimp, such as sky Blue shrimp.
  • Basic Aquarium supplies required, including a fish tank filter (canister filters are best). Aquatic Arts brand Plants and animals come with a 100% live ARRIVAL guarantee, plus free email support!

Finchville Aquatics LLC Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilos aymonieri)

Finchville Aquatics LLC Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilos aymonieri)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Odysseaaqurium 10 Siamese Algae Eater SAE Golden Algae Eater Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

Odysseaaqurium 10 Siamese Algae Eater SAE Golden Algae Eater Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Blue Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater / Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets / Natural Decorations

Aquatic Arts 5 Live Blue Mystery Snails Freshwater Aquarium Algae Eater / Real Living Glass Fish Tank Cleaner | Nano Pets / Natural Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • One of the largest plant-safe freshwater snails, mystery snails have lively personalities and make great Aquarium pets! They pair perfectly with SpongeBob Aquarium decorations!
  • These fascinating invertebrates help clean algae off glass, tank plants, Aquarium décor, and aquarium Substrate. A 13 to 20 gallon tank is generally large enough for 5 mystery snails.
  • They can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium Hobby. Other than algae and biofilm, they eat leftover fish or Shrimp Food, Pellets, and blanched vegetables.They can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium Hobby. Other than algae and biofilm, they eat leftover fish or Shrimp Food, Pellets, and blanched vegetables.
  • This blue Aquarium Snail is a calming sky Blue color, and makes an elegant addition to any aquarium setup. They are peaceful and make great tankmates to most freshwater fish, including discus.
  • Basic Aquarium supplies required, including a fish tank filter (a canister Filter is best). all Aquatic Arts brand Plants and animals come with a 100% live ARRIVAL guarantee and free email support!

Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2"-2" - Algae Eater for Aquariums

Golden Mystery Snail - 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • DO NOT ORDER IF TEMPERATURES GO BELOW 32 F DURING WINTER OR ABOVE 100 F IN YOUR REGION, SNAILS WILL NOT SURVIVE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE LIVE ARRIVAL IF TEMPERATURES ARE EXTREME. PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP ONLY FROM MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. ORDERS PLACED ON WEDNESDAY SHIP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK TRACKING FOR ARRIVAL DATE, SNAILS WILL DIE IF LEFT IN THE BOX FOR TOO LONG. CAN NOT SHIP TO HI OR PR
  • SHIPS ONLY USPS PRIORITY FROM AQUALEAF AQUATICS. If you are buying from a low cost seller NOT using USPS Priority, you are risking the animals life .Can grow to over 2 inches - one of the largest freshwater snails in the aquarium hobby.
  • Feeds on leftover food or almost any kind of fish food. Effective at algae control, and they also eat uneaten fish food.
  • This large and colorful snail is great for adding some color and decoration to your aquarium, but it also serve some very useful purposes. It cleans algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, it eats hair algae, and it helps keep your substrate clean and the correct color.
  • Mystery Snails are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. They are quite large as adults, growing 2"+ in size.

WorldwideTropicals Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish - (2) 3-3.5 Spotted Rubbernose Pleco - 2-Pack Spotted Bulldog Pleco - by Live Tropical Fish - Great Algae Eaters - Populate Your Fish Tank!

WorldwideTropicals Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish - (2) 3-3.5 Spotted Rubbernose Pleco - 2-Pack Spotted Bulldog Pleco - by Live Tropical Fish - Great Algae Eaters - Populate Your Fish Tank!
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Easy to love Live Tropical Aquarium Fish. Populate your aquarium with these live freshwater fish. A great addition for any fish tank!
  • All fish are shipped Monday - Thursday after processing via an overnight service for a flat fee of 45.99.
  • Take advantage of our flat-rate shipping policy by buying multiple items per order and paying only a single flat-rate!
  • Search "WorldwideTropicals" for our current in-stock listings! All items shipped out by WorldwideTropicals are hand-packed, and handled with care.
  • All fish go out in an insulated box, with a heating element included to keep the fish warm.

10 MALAYSIAN TRUMPET SNAILS ALGAE EATERS LIVE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM SNAILS MTS

10 MALAYSIAN TRUMPET SNAILS ALGAE EATERS LIVE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM SNAILS MTS
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

SevenSeaSupply 5 Horned Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails

SevenSeaSupply 5 Horned Nerite Fresh Water Aquarium Snails
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • snails are widely known as one of, if not the most, voracious algae-eaters out of any snail. great for aquarium hobbyists who don't want snails reproducing in their tanks!
  • Select SevenSeaSupply as seller at for 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Please select an expedited shipping for best result and condition of live snail if your overnight local weather is below 50'F
  • Order thru SevenSeaSupply for Guaranteed live delivery. PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP ONLY MONDAY-TUESDAY. OTHERS ORDER WILL BE SHIP THE FOLLOWING WEEK. Shipped via USPS Priority mail 2 - 3 business days (insulate box). 100% live arrival guarantee, Pictures are for references only. Each snail's shells and color are diverse and totally unique!
  • WARNING: YOUR ORDER MAYBE DELAY OR CANCEL DUE TO LOCAL WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL WEATHER BEFORE ORDER.

Five Best Algae Eaters for Aquariums

Algae eating fish, snails, and shrimp are a great way to control the algae in your aquarium. Here are five of the best.

1. Siamese Algae Eater

The Siamese algae eater is a hardy little fish that is best kept in a community tank with non-aggressive fish. The Siamese algae eater eats thread and brush algae, as well as pesky flatworms. A pair of Siamese algae eaters should be kept in a long tank of no less than 25 gallons. Siamese algae eaters require about a 77°F tank temperature and a pH balance of about 7. Siamese algae eaters are strong jumpers and require covers on their aquariums.
WARNING: Do not confuse the Siamese algae eater with the Chinese algae eater. Chinese algae eaters look like their Siamese cousins, but are more aggressive and only eat algae during youth.

2. Amano Shrimp

Also known by it's technical name, Caridina Multidentata, the amano shrimp is the best shrimp available for algae eating. The amano shrimp never grows larger than a couple inches and it's best to house them in groups with small, placid fish. Amano shrimp are also useful because they eat excess food and other organic refuse that may fall to the bottom of the tank.

3. Bristlenose Pleco
Bristlenose pleco's are one of the most popular algae eater's on the market. They can grow to about 5 inches so they should only be kept in large aquariums. In addition to eating the algae in your tank, the bristlenose pleco should be fed sinking algae tablets or blanched vegetables. They get along with most non-aggressive fish and should be kept in a 62-80°F tank.

4. Zebra Snails
Zebra snails are handy for their appetite for green spot algae and beard algae. They are also a very attractive addition to your tank, with their bright orange shells and zebra stripes. Zebra snails require a cover and prefer a pH balance lower than 7, since they need lime to keep their shells healthy. Be sure that your tank has a lid, or your zebra snails will escape.

5. Malaysian Trumpet Snail
The Malaysian trumpet snail is arguably the best algae eating snail for your aquarium. They eat algae, excess food, and dead plant material. The Malaysian trumpet snail is also praised for aerating the gravel of your aquarium. But be aware that these snails do multiply fast.

Resources:

Aquarium Algae Eaters

Zebra Nerite - Snail

Amano Shrimp

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