Thread: Scavenging in a cold water tank
05-12-2008, 06:07 PM #1
Scavenging in a cold water tank
I need a critter that will eat algae/scavenge for leftovers in my cold water tank. Algae isn't as big a concern as uneaten bits of food on the substrate. What would be the best route? A couple of mystery snails maybe?
05-12-2008, 06:11 PM #2
I'm not sure of a good scavenger for a cold water tank. But feeding less at feeding time would be the cheapest route to eliminate the excess food on the bottom.
- 29g FW - Community - Congo Tetras and a mated pair Kribensis
- 55g SW - Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
05-12-2008, 06:17 PM #3
Mystery snails won't do well in cold water.
My dojo loaches are great! Cold-water ...clean up after the goldies nicely...55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
05-13-2008, 12:00 AM #4
What size tank?
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05-13-2008, 02:42 AM #5
i need to know tank size, but usually weather loaches are good
05-28-2008, 01:23 AM #6
crawdad if the fish aren't too small. trapdoor snails might work too
06-03-2008, 06:23 AM #7Junior Member Guppy
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ghost shrimp can handle some lower temps also, and are great scavengers