stirred up. One cause for that, though, is
if they don’t have rocks for hiding places.
Like most catfish species, this African cat is
nocturnal, and it craves a hiding place during
the day. A large flowerpot or two, or lots of
rocks, should fit the bill in that respect, and
then there would be less thrashing around in
I have a lot of hair algae in
the tank and would like to
get your recommendation for
some good algae eaters.
There are several good algae
eaters, but it is a good idea to
get a fish that you like instead
of one that just does the job. Of
The Florida flagfish Jordanella floridae is well known as an effective hair algae eater.
they certainly were never a danger to cats or fish. But all of that is certainly less exciting
dogs, though as an invasive species, they are than the gruesome specter of marauding
illegal to possess in many jurisdictions. catfish emerging from the swamps to engulf
These fish do also get over a foot long, our pets.
and that makes them a little large for most They are certainly large enough and
tanks. And they certainly will eat smaller strong enough that they can keep a tank
course, it may turn out that you get to meet a
fish that you otherwise would not know that
you like. The flagfish Jordanella floridae
is a great little fish for eating hair algae
specifically, but the clown loach Chromobotia
macracanthus and several pleco species are
also good for eating algae.
Economics of the home aquarium.