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  • ElizabethM4444 commented on neetz's instructable How to take care of marimo balls.10 months ago
    How to take care of marimo balls.

    Most "aquatic plant food" is okay to be used in a tank housing gold fish and sucker fish. I've only heard of it effecting things such as shrimp, who are sensitive to copper in fertilizers. The goldfish might eat the Marimo balls, like they do almost any plant you put in their tanks.On a different note please get a bigger tank for those fish. Gold fish need a minimum of 10 gallons each due to their high waste levels and how big the get. Also if that sucker fish is an Chinese algae eater, if could become a big problem. Contrary to the name, Chinese algae eaters do not eat very much if any algae and will often prey on the slime coating of fish, such as goldfish, resulting in very nasty looking and painful woods on the fish they attack. This happens more commonly as the algae eate...see more »Most "aquatic plant food" is okay to be used in a tank housing gold fish and sucker fish. I've only heard of it effecting things such as shrimp, who are sensitive to copper in fertilizers. The goldfish might eat the Marimo balls, like they do almost any plant you put in their tanks.On a different note please get a bigger tank for those fish. Gold fish need a minimum of 10 gallons each due to their high waste levels and how big the get. Also if that sucker fish is an Chinese algae eater, if could become a big problem. Contrary to the name, Chinese algae eaters do not eat very much if any algae and will often prey on the slime coating of fish, such as goldfish, resulting in very nasty looking and painful woods on the fish they attack. This happens more commonly as the algae eater gets older and you'll often see them chasing the other fish around.These are the things pet shops don't tell you.

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