02-09-2010, 05:31 PM #1
Will a Hillstream Loach eat cherry shrimp?
I am looking to put together a cold water aquarium.75G planted, community
02-09-2010, 07:29 PM #2
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.A severe lack of trichogaster.
Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.
02-09-2010, 07:35 PM #3
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