Shrimp as algae eater

Recently I went back to my home country Taiwan and visited many aquarium 
in Taipei. I saw a lot of high quality plant tanks in the city and 
talk to the owners to share the experience. Basically plant tanks are 
very popular in Taiwan and price is very resonable. I also found that 
most plant tank use shrimp to clean the algae including the black algae. 
Typicially you can see about hundred of tiny shrimp living in a 100 
gal tank and people told me those native Taiwaness shrimp did a very 
good job.

Now I kept three different shrimps in my tank but the black algae still 
growing well.  The two Singapore shrimps look like work hard but I do 
not like their size. The bum-bee(?) shirmp work hard too but it cost too 
much $1.99 each and 100 will cost you $199. The ghost shrimp actually is 
too aggressive to kill the bum-bee and also the same size tetra and 
finially I dump them. The algae-eating shrimp in Taipei is really cheap 
even the living standard in Taipei is very high. I wonder if anyone know 
how to import those shirmp or I can find some other shrimp in San 
Francisco area to do the same job. I know SAE but I would like to
try some different approach.

Thank you very mush!

Gordon Ko @ Sunny Cupertino

I would like to try to use those
tiny creatures to clean my tank. The problem is that I can not find 
those taiwanness shrimp in Northern California.  

  Recently I went back to my home country Taiwan and