01-23-2008, 02:35 AM
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Cories and plecos will not do well in brackish water conditions. Besides, they originated from waters which are soft and very acidic. That's a far cry from brackish water conditions.
Originally Posted by Lindsey88
Humm I don't know of any type of catfish or bottom dweller that can handle brackish water. From what I've read cories don't do well in it..
None of your fish require salt. What salt were you using? Aquarium salt and table salt should be used for treatment of ich only. Both will never make your tank a brackish water environment nor will the fish benefit from them long-term. Marine salt is the one being used for brackish water but as mentioned earlier, none of your fish need it unless the mollies were bred in brackish to marine conditions.
Originally Posted by JoJo99
I have a 90 Gal tank with about 30 guppies, platties, swords and Mollies total. I have a cory Cat and an upsidedown cat but I want something like 1 or 2 plecos but smaller? I don't want anything that will eat fry or get bigger than say a molly. I want something that will eat algae. Any help is appreciated.
For a 90g, look into the Ancistrus, Panaque maccus, Sturisoma or the small species of Hypancistrus. Ancistrus are excellent at consuming algae as well as the otos but do not rely too heavily on fish to clean the algae for you. You need to scrape them without relying on the fish if algae becomes unsightly. Like all other fish, otos and plecos need to be supplemented with veggies in their diet depending on the species you have.
A unique catfish, hara hara can also be added in your tank. Vary the food diet as much as you can. Fish receive various vitamins making them healthier and less prone to diseases.