The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!
The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!

The Algae Clean Up Crew: Includes Fish, Snails, and Shrimp!

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 Introducing the ultimate solution for keeping your aquarium pristine and algae-free: The Algae Clean Up Crew! Each combo pack includes a carefully curated selection of aquatic species renowned for their algae-eating prowess. Choose from our selection of tank-bred Otocinclus Catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus), Panda Garra (Garra flavatra), Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis), or Doctor Fish (Garra rufa) to tackle algae growth in your tank with efficiency and effectiveness.

But that's not all – each combo pack also includes 3 Assorted Nerite Snails and 5 Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata) to complement the efforts of your algae-eating fish. Nerite Snails are renowned for their voracious appetite for algae, while Amano Shrimp are known for their meticulous cleaning habits, making them valuable additions to any algae clean-up crew.

With The Algae Clean Up Crew, maintaining a pristine and algae-free aquarium has never been easier. Simply choose your preferred fish species and let our team of algae-eating experts take care of the rest. Say goodbye to unsightly algae growth and hello to a clean, clear, and thriving aquarium environment! This is a deal with extras!!!!

MEET THE FISH!

Otocinclus Catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus) are small, peaceful freshwater catfish renowned for their exceptional algae-eating abilities. With their voracious appetite for various types of algae, including green algae and diatoms, Otocinclus Catfish play a vital role in maintaining a healthy balance within the aquarium ecosystem. These hardworking little fish tirelessly scour surfaces such as glass, plants, and decorations, grazing on algae and keeping them clean and free of unsightly growth. Their efficient algae consumption helps prevent algae blooms, promotes water clarity, and creates a visually appealing environment for other tank inhabitants. Additionally, Otocinclus Catfish are gentle and compatible with a wide range of fish species, making them popular choices for community aquariums. With their diligent algae-cleaning habits and peaceful nature, Otocinclus Catfish are valuable additions to any aquarium seeking natural algae control and maintenance.

Panda Garra (Garra flavatra) are striking freshwater fish known for their distinctive black and white coloration and playful demeanor. These active and social fish are not only prized for their visual appeal but also for their exceptional algae-eating capabilities. Panda Garra have specialized mouthparts adapted for scraping algae off surfaces, making them highly effective algae grazers in the aquarium. They eagerly consume various types of algae, including green algae, diatoms, and even tough-to-remove algae like black beard algae. By diligently scouring rocks, plants, and decorations for algae, Panda Garra help maintain a clean and algae-free environment in the aquarium. Their natural algae control contributes to water quality and clarity, creating a healthier and more visually appealing habitat for other aquatic inhabitants. Additionally, Panda Garra are peaceful and sociable fish, making them excellent additions to community aquariums where they can coexist harmoniously with other fish species. With their striking appearance and algae-eating prowess, Panda Garra are valued members of any aquarium seeking natural algae maintenance and control.

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis) is a popular freshwater fish species known for its voracious appetite for algae. Tank-bred specimens of this species exhibit the same algae-eating behaviors as their wild counterparts, making them valuable additions to any aquarium seeking natural algae control. Siamese Algae Eaters are equipped with specialized mouthparts designed for scraping algae off surfaces, allowing them to efficiently consume various types of algae, including green algae, diatoms, and even stubborn forms like black beard algae. These active and agile fish tirelessly patrol the aquarium, scouring rocks, plants, and decorations for algae growth. By keeping algae levels in check, Siamese Algae Eaters help maintain water quality and clarity, creating a healthier and more visually appealing environment for other aquatic inhabitants. Additionally, Siamese Algae Eaters are peaceful and sociable fish, making them suitable for community aquariums where they can coexist peacefully with other fish species. With their natural algae-eating abilities and calm demeanor, Siamese Algae Eaters are valued allies in the ongoing battle against algae in the aquarium.

Doctor Fish (Garra rufa), bred in tanks, are fascinating freshwater fish known for their unique algae-eating behavior. These small, peaceful fish possess specialized mouths designed for scraping algae off surfaces, making them efficient algae grazers in the aquarium. Doctor Fish eagerly consume various types of algae, including green algae, diatoms, and even stubborn forms like black beard algae. They diligently patrol the aquarium, scouring rocks, plants, and decorations for algae growth, helping to maintain a clean and algae-free environment. By keeping algae levels in check, Doctor Fish contribute to water quality and clarity, creating a healthier and more visually appealing habitat for other aquatic inhabitants. Additionally, Doctor Fish are peaceful and sociable, making them suitable additions to community aquariums. With their natural algae-eating abilities and calm demeanor, Doctor Fish are valuable allies in the ongoing battle against algae in the aquarium.

 

Choose your preferred fish species and let our team of algae-eating experts take care of the rest. Say goodbye to unsightly algae growth and hello to a clean, clear, and thriving aquarium environment!

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This colorful tetra is a true aquarium hobby classic!

These little tetras are one of the more beautifully colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby!  They have a silver body and feature a shimmering red/pink stripe throughout the middle of their body.  Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today.  They are great for beginners and experts alike, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters.  These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks!

Glowlight Tetras are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums.  However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size.  They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colors in motion that has to be seen to be believed!  These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places.  This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.).  Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups, which is why we sell them in groups of 6 and 12.

Glowlight Tetras spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium.  These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled.  It is important to acclimate Glowlight Tetras to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.  They are known to be difficult to breed in captivity; the water conditions must be perfect for them to spawn.  Interestingly, the bright colors on these fish tend to become dimmer at night.  This is normal and does not indicate sickness or weakness in the tetras.

What We Like About This Fish:

Iridescent red stripe that add bright bursts of color to any aquarium set-up

Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium

Safe with plants

Completely peaceful

Very hardy and adaptable

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5, but highly adaptable to many conditions
KH: 4 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


CARE GUIDELINES:
Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Rio Essequibo, Guyana
Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

Q: What are the ideal tank mates for Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras do best with other small, peaceful fish. Ideal tank mates include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, and small livebearers like Guppies or Mollies.

Q: How often should I feed Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras should be fed 1-2 times a day. Provide only as much food as they can consume in 2-3 minutes to avoid overfeeding and water quality issues.

Q: What should I do if my Glowlight Tetras are not schooling?
A: Ensure you have at least 6-12 Glowlight Tetras, as they are schooling fish and feel more secure in larger groups. Also, check if there are any stressors in the tank such as aggressive tank mates or poor water quality.

Q: Can Glowlight Tetras live with shrimps and snails?
A: Yes, Glowlight Tetras are generally safe with non-aggressive invertebrates like shrimps and snails. They add a nice dynamic to the aquarium and help with cleaning.

Q: How can I tell the difference between male and female Glowlight Tetras?
A: Males are usually slimmer and may have more intense coloring, especially during breeding times. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger, particularly when carrying eggs.

Q: What signs of illness should I watch for in Glowlight Tetras?
A: Watch for changes in color, fin rot, spots, or unusual swimming behavior. Common illnesses include ich, fin rot, and swim bladder issues. Quarantine affected fish and treat the tank if necessary.

Q: What lighting conditions do Glowlight Tetras prefer?
A: Glowlight Tetras thrive in subdued lighting conditions, which mimic their natural habitat. Moderate lighting with plenty of plants for shade creates an ideal environment for them.

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