Can I put algae eaters in my pond?
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Similarly one may ask, can I put an algae eater in my koi pond?
Most sucker fish, or algae eaters, are tropical or semitropical fish from South America. They are not well-adapted to extremely cold water, which is the perfect environment for koi. A few varieties of sucker fish can survive mild winter weather changes, but none will withstand below-freezing temperatures.
Also Know, how do you get rid of algae in a pond? To get rid of algae in a pond, try planting more aquatic plants in your pond, like lily pads, cattails, or watercress, which will absorb the nutrients that algae needs to grow. You can also throw a small bale of barley straw into your pond, which will slowly kill any algae over the course of a few weeks while it rots.
Also know, can I put my pleco in my pond?
A Bristlenose Pleco. Overall, plecos should not be left to overwinter outdoors if you don't live in a warm region. To help plecos survive winters, you could utilize a pond heater or bring them inside to an indoor pond or aquarium, provided it's large enough to house this hefty species.
Do Koi eat algae eaters?
Koi (aka Nishikigoi) A koi fish's ability to help eat algae often is overlooked as a benefit. Algae is not the favorite food of koi, but in the absence of other (tastier) food, koi will eat algae and plants as part of their diet; especially during winter months as food is more scarce.