Thread: Scavenging in a cold water tank
05-12-2008, 05:07 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, 05:11 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.Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
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05-12-2008, 05:17 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 - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
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05-12-2008, 11:00 PM #4
What size tank?
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05-13-2008, 01:42 AM #5
i need to know tank size, but usually weather loaches are good
05-28-2008, 12:23 AM #6
crawdad if the fish aren't too small. trapdoor snails might work too
06-03-2008, 05:23 AM #7Junior Member Guppy
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ghost shrimp can handle some lower temps also, and are great scavengers