Glad you like it. I wouldn't say that they remove algae. They do need algae to thrive because they graze for tiny microorganisms. To be honest I feel that they are falsely marketed as Asian Algae eaters and they often end up in unsuitable setups.
I’ve got a couple and I would say they’re more carnivorous than algae eaters preferring to eat the organisms found in the algae. They love stuff like freeze dried black worms and bloodworms. They do graze on the glass and rocks but don’t seem to be very good at removing actual algae.Sewelia Lineonata look absolutely gorgeous. Are they effective at removing algae?
This is what I was referring to as wrong advertising. I wouldn't trust a pet shop owner ( exceptions apply) to get information about livestock. In my mind they are not suited for the average community tankThanks [mention]Conort2 [/mention]
I think I saw an Aquarium Coop video some time ago about algae eating ‘crew’ which included them, so useful to hear your experience
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Possibly Iron (Fe)?It looks like you have <"interveinal chlorosis"> on the newer leaves, and they are quite pale. You could try adding some <"Epsom Salts"> (magnesium sulphate heptahyrate (MgSO4.7H2O)) as well. If it was magnesium deficiency you would get a quick growth response, if it was iron it would take a bit longer to <"see new green growth">.I might have a slight nutrient deficiency , what do you think?