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Old 04-22-2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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Pseudogastromyzon myers


Chinese Hillstream Loach, pleco, or Borneo Sucker? My LFS called them by another common name and I can't remember it. All I can say is that I'm stoked on the newcomers.

Bought two of them and they are in the process of making themselves at home.
They have cleaned off the glass and are quickly deciding what rocks belong to who. Besides the algae in the tank, are there any other foods that I should be serving up for these two?
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Is there an algea type it's not eating?
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Is there an algea type it's not eating?
There doesn't seem to be enough for them to eat. They do a great job on the glass and rocks but they don't touch the plants that have algae growing on them. Didn't want them to go hungry. Thought there might be a supplemental food that I could give them every once in a while.
I added a few more 'river stones' (more smooth rocks) to hopefully encourage more algae since they love cleaning the existing rocks.

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Those are some beautiful fish. As for supplemental food, have you tried feeding them with veggies, like blanched zucchini slices? I do that with my otos (which seem to feed in a similar fashion) and they love the stuff.

You could also try algae wafers or, given that they're loaches (who for the most part like to eat snails), perhaps shrimp pellets?
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Awesome! I'd love to get some one day, too. For extra food I've read about people making an algae farm of sorts in a plastic bin by the the window. Grow algae on large river rocks in that bin and switch them out from time to time with the rocks in the tank. It ensures they have enough algae to graze on.
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You could also try algae wafers or, given that they're loaches (who for the most part like to eat snails), perhaps shrimp pellets?
I tried the algae wafers, no luck... Shrimp pellets, good advice. Who doesn't like shrimp pellets?

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Awesome! I'd love to get some one day, too. For extra food I've read about people making an algae farm of sorts in a plastic bin by the the window. Grow algae on large river rocks in that bin and switch them out from time to time with the rocks in the tank. It ensures they have enough algae to graze on.
Damn, this has to be the best idea yet. Rotating algae rocks is perfect. Im on it. Thanks for the replies!! You guys are awesome.
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