Algae eating fish - besides tangs and Lawnmower blenny

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  1. ziyaadb

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    Hi all

    I have a few spots of GHA growing in my tank. My CUC is Useless, i have never seen them eat any of the GHA. are there any fish out there that can assist in eating these few strands here and there besides tangs and a lawnmower blenny? I have a good routine of Water changes as well as zero phos and zero Nitrate
     
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    Let me know too so I can also get some.;)
     
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    You could try one of the rabbitfish species, perhaps a foxface. But for the fish and clean up crew to eat the algae you have to keep it short, you need to continually pull off the long strands.
     
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    Hi Viper.

    It is short reason i dont want tangs is because they get too big, same with a Rabbit fish it will get too big, Tank is only 1M long
     
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    Z. A CUC wont eat long algae as they cant get to the long pieces. Why not go the probiotic thing and use something like Prodibio or Brightwell's microbacter?
     
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    will 1 of the 2 product solve the long algae problem?
     
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    Absolutely. They reduce nutrients in an aquarium
     
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