Looking for a Coldwater "sucker fish".....
Hiya.. on my way to look for a nice algae eater today, had the idea given of weather loaches but wondered if there were any others to keep my eye out for.. I have a 48g tank at the mo so dont want something that will outgrow this (as a bigger tank wont fit in the room lol) any advice greatly appreciated.. thanksss xx
p.s the tanks temp is sitting at around 80.F in the day
Hillstream loaches but they are best kept in specialist river setups as they needed plenty of oxygen and powerful currents to thrive.
This is a coldwater tank, but the temp is at 80F? That's warm even for some tropical fish. :lol:
...at that temp. it's definatley NOT a CW tank...
My CW tank is 68F...my tropical tanks are set at 76-78 F...
CW fish won't survive well in superwarm waters like that...
One assumes your ambient temperature is higer than you'd like it to be, and that the cold half of the year, you'll have it around 65-68. That said, if you make sure there's some current and you oxygenate well, hillstream loaches are a good deal. They do like to be in a group though. Alternately, Bulldog plecos are from the Andean foothills, and thrive in water in the 68-72 range.
I know .. the temp is high, fish seem fine tho.. can only put it down to the nice weather weve been having. We did have a lovely hillstream loach for a long time a while ago and he was great to watch but would like a change this time lol Just took the temp again while its nighttime and lights are off and its still at 79.4 (ive got a feeling the thermometer is a bit dodgy bcuz it doesnt feel that warm.) :? Didnt find a fish the other day so still on the hunt lol ill keep you posted. xx
There's nothing wrong with your thermometer. Water has a very high specific heat, and so retains the day's heat long into the evening.
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