Do Butterfly Hillstream Loach eat a lot of algae?
The Butterfly Hillstream Loach is primarily an algae eater, so yes indeed. It will also take all types of catfish and algae based sinking foods, so plant-based items should make up the bulk of its diet. This fish will graze algae all day, but must also have an alternative source of food if your aquarium lacks natural algae growth.
Hillstream Loach need highly oxygenated water and a ready source of algae - ensure you have a steady water flow, or an air stone bubbling in order for it to thrive. Rocks plants and driftwood make an ideal habitat for Hillstream Loaches.
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