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The new "A-Team" (Algae team)
The new "A-Team" (Algae team)

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  • Order 1 'A-team' per 5 gallons of water (consists of: 1 fiddler crab & 1 nerite snail)
Our Price: $3.99

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Product Code: ATEAM

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Let the new "A-Team" (Algae team) combat the algae war for you!!!  Guaranteed, YES!  If you have any doubts, simply take a photo of your aquarium before you introduce the "A-Team" and after.  If the "A-Team" did not clean your aquarium, we'll give you your money back!
That's correct, they will rid your substrate, plants, rocks, driftwood, etc of algae.  And clean your glass.
What is the "A-Team"?:  It's a lethal (non-military) algae eating team consisting of Fiddler crabs & Nerite snails.  They can & will become a permanent addition to your aquarium, if you desire.  (Note: these snails will NOT breed/reproduce in freshwater)

FIDDLER CRABS - You won't believe the results until you see with your own eyes !!! They literally take each and every piece of substate in their mouth, clean it, and return it.  (hundreds per hour !!!)  Watch one in action here.
Fiddler crabs are a perfect natural way to control algae! 
The will eat the algae off your substrate.
They will not eat your plants.
They are easy to maintain.
They are very hardy. 
  • Order 1 'A-team' per 5 gallons of water (consists of: 1 fiddler crab & 1 nerite snail)
  • Keep Rocks/driftwood and vegetation in the tank hosting Nerite Snail.
  • Temperature of water: Maintain the temperature of your tank water between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • pH of water: 6.00 to 8.50.
NERITE SNAILS- These algae eating snails will clean up your tank.  Watch one in action here.

They will clean your glass (as well as plants) The results are withinvisable  minutes/hours/days. As they move across the glass, they leave a super clean path, approx. 3/4' wide behind them.  They are voracious algae eaters. They will not breed in freshwater, only in brackish water. For more info go to
Nerite Snails.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A great way to clean algae for most tanks March 27, 2015
Reviewer: Natalie Kurth from Cincinnati, OH United States  
I ordered an A-Team for my 20 gallon tank awhile back and they did an excellent job of keeping the tank clean!

Because this team includes fiddler crabs though, you will need a tank that can meet their needs. Fiddler crabs MUST have access to the surface. It doesn't have to be large, they just need to be able to pull themselves out of the water. They do best in brackish water. In freshwater systems, providing a source of salt on their land spot helps. These guys cannot be bred in captivity so every specimen is wild caught. Age, health, parasites, and disease are entirely unknown with these guys so it's highly recommended they be quarantined for at least 2wks upon arrival.

Nerite snails will not breed in freshwater, but they will leave bodies of freshwater in search of brackish water. Aquariums must have tight fitting lids or you'll have to find these guys every morning and plop them back in your tank. I've found them 20+ feet from my aquarium before.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A-Team should stand for "Amazing Team" April 22, 2013
Reviewer: Ricardo Colon from Doral, FL United States  
I purchased an A-Team Platoon to address a 120 Gallon aquarium that was completely covered with algae.  Every surface was green and unrecognizable in original color due to the thick coated, long strand algae that was covering the tank.  My plants suffered terribly as they were also covered. I followed his instruction and decided to surprise myself.  I walked away from the tank and waited until the next morning. OMG! I could not believe the difference they made overnight.  They were moving around like Hazmat at a Chemical spill. By the 5th day every area of my tank was completely devoid of algae.  They cleaned the wood, the rocks, the glass the plants and the sub straight.  They even cleaned the plastic intake tubes that feed my filters.  The algae eating Fiddler Crabs & the algae eating Nerite Snails have created an Environmental Homeland Security team in my aquarium.   Id recommend it to anyone.

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Snails Great - Crabs Dead November 10, 2012
Reviewer: Keith Riley from Fayetteville, GA United States  
Bought 6 A-Team sets... arrived in perfect condition, well-packed, etc. Within 48 hours all 6 crabs had diet. Water temp, Ph, and all other parameters right on target. They started eating algae the second they went into my aquarium (after recommended acclimation). Guess what: fiddler crabs need a place to sit above the surface of the water. Recommended if you have a setup where they can air themselves out.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very cool! December 4, 2011
Reviewer: Paul Waldrep from North Las Vegas, NV United States  
Fun to watch the crabs and the 2 of them are doing a great job keeping the tank clean.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Wow, that's clean! May 5, 2011
Reviewer: Dean Cousino from Hooksett, NH United States  
I can't believe how fast these little guys clean up the tank!  I ordered 11 'teams' and got 19 crabs and 15 snails!  One of the crabs didn't make the trip, but all of the snails did.  The crabs have made the substrate immaculate!  The snails are making quick work of all of the algea!  I just hope I have enough for all of the crabs to eat!

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