Are there any algae eaters suitable for a cold water 55 gallon tank with goldfish and dojo loaches
Hillstream loach species are frequently sold as algae eaters for coldwater or temperate tanks. They are also known as Hong Kong plecs, butterfly plecs and Borneo suckerfish among other common names. These fish have very specific requirements and are best suited to set ups with very high flow. There is an excellent article on which gives some great information on the requirements of these fish – .
This is the best algae eating shrimp known to the aquarium hobby. They will grow close to2 inches. Unfortunately, they are shrimps - they will malt as they grow. This means therewill be times when their skin will be soft and most semi-aggressive fishes will eat themeasily. If you have a lot of plants in your aquarium, you will be ok. They can be kept ina small tank such as 5g. They are great at finding any form of food including fish food!Don't overfeed aquarium tanks with these shrimps as they will excel at finding those andconsume them. Then, they will not eat algae as much! These guys do not breed in cold water,so that could be either plus or minus depending on what you need.
Cold Water Pond Algae Eating Fish - Best Fish 2017
Cold Water Pond Fish Algae Eaters - Best Fish 2017
Most sucker fish, or algae eaters, are tropical or semitropical fish from South America. They are not well-adapted to extremely cold water, which is the perfect environment for koi. A few varieties of sucker fish can survive mild winter weather changes, but none will withstand below-freezing temperatures. This means that typical sucker fish are ideal for outdoor ponds only during warm months.@Benayounn: Same as above, Chinese algae eaters aren't suitable for a coldwater tank setup. They will be nipping your Goldfish' fins because they look so beautiful and attractive to them.I have read this and am intrigued by these pretty fish. My question is this: several comments have been asked and addressed about cold water. How about WARM water? I live in the Houston area so the water in the hot summer can get quite warm. My pond is a converted non working in-ground hot tub. It is six feet across, with the benches for sitting, and four feet deep in the very center, where your feet go. I have 14 goldfish, and two channel catfish, along with countless gambusia. I would like an algae eater of some sort. Think the water will stay cool enough in the deep?My 2 algae eaters are only about 2 inches (5 cm) long. Recently one of them changed color, patterns on its skin (stripes to spots) and behavior. He was living peacefully in the warm water tank until one day he started attacking my betta and my angel. I put them both in with my big gold fish (10 cm or about 4 inches) and they still attacked the other fish. I have kept algae eaters in a cold water tank before with gold fish and others and they lived fine together, only now I've noticed aggression. What size are they when they mature...