A fish that eats HAIR ALGAE? - The Planted Tank Forum
Here are some algae-eating fish species that you can choose from to help with your “housekeeping” duties:
Goldfish are relatives of Koi and are also descendants of the common carp but they were bred for many years to get the spectacular color that we see today. Goldfish are also great algae eating fish that will be the stars of your water garden or small pond. Goldfish are smaller than Koi but come in many more shapes and sizes.
Even though you installed your pond algae scavengers, take care you don’t give them more work than they can handle, the worst is over feeding the fish. Over feeding ? If all food is not eaten, the food will decay, generating a fungus that will harm the that will harm the .
I want to get some fish/inverts that eat green string algae
small fish that eats hair algae? - The Planted Tank Forum
A common worry amongst is algae. Despite the fact that algae occurs all over the place in nature, its presence in our little slice of nature (the aquarium) can be quite troublesome for fish tank masters. While a little algae is to be expected in any environment that features water, light and readily available food (both leftover fish food and biological castoffs) too often can be a problem.Algae have the potential to turn any garden pond into a suffocating, ugly eyesore. Some types of fish, however, eat pond algae. These fish are usually bottom-feeders. The best place to find information on species that fit your needs and region is your local fish provider, pet store, or hatchery. These sources can provide information about space requirements, habitats and climate.While there are a myriad of ways to combat the substance, some of the best weapons against algae are biological weapons: fish! To preserve the balance inside your aqueous habitat, make sure to pick the best algae eaters that are not overly aggressive and will not outgrow your aquarium.This fish is hardy and accommodating for most any small pond. Some refer to the koi as a colorful carp. If your fish pond is larger, be wary of birds, namely the great blue heron. That species loves to feed on koi, and once your pond is discovered as a meal provider, you will have this additional challenge. This algae eater will add color to your pond as koi tend to sport white and orange, while goldfish are all golden orange and carp are plain gray.