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After a deep clean, my aquarium is algae free for the moment. This is a problem for my algaephage fish, snails (mystery and especially nerites who apparently can't eat wafers), and amano and cherry shrimp.

I want my guys to have access to options besides packed flakes/wafers sold in stores. I live in the northeast United States, so sunlight is limited and my red plant growing bulb is probably not sufficient for full growth.

What will they be happy to eat and what cultural can I buy to grow my own, so to speak?

I'm willing to clean up the excess algae, but I want a diverse diet.

Any suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ I suggest buying algae foods until it starts growing in your aquarium. The algae I have are there because nothing will eat them : black brush, hair, red ( on glass and rock), ball, etc. $\endgroup$ – blacksmith37 Nov 22 '19 at 17:44

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