View Full Version : Will a Hillstream Loach eat cherry shrimp?

02-09-2010, 06:31 PM
I am looking to put together a cold water aquarium.

02-09-2010, 08:29 PM
Hillstream Loaches, while they will eat some meaty foods, are primarily herbivores. If you're going to add cherries, just add two or three to start with. If the loach doesn't bother them, there's your answer. It can vary from Loach to Loach. Some don't recognize them as a potential food-source, some do.

Wild Turkey
02-09-2010, 08:35 PM
One potential problem is that hillstream loaches like high current and cherries wont. If the tank has a lot of rocks in the bottom so the cherries can hide and get away from the current I think its doable though.

As far as cool water, its fine as long as its within reason IME. My cherry shrimp tanks dont run heaters and they stay a little over 70f but we just had a powerout for 2 days and the temp dropped to around 50, theyre all fine