AQUARIUMS: Tropical freshwater fish profiles: Bottom feeders.


Question: Chris, what's your favorite bottom feeder for your aquariums? Here you go! My vote goes to the snail. Because their bio-load is so small when compared to other catfish and such. I'm have a 30 gal tank and I'm wanting to get the two goldfish. Is there any other fish or anything I can put in there to help keep your the tank clean? I've heard they're very dirty.

The others won't eat poop though. Your bacteria takes care of that. Adding more will just make it even dirtier. There really arent any fish that you could add to help, as most arent compatable with goldfish. The only thing that will really help is frequent water changes and good ol elbow grease. There's nothing you can get that will clean up after your fish poo, haha. That's the aquarists job. ou might want to choose a couple of other fish if you're looking to have a low maintenance tank.

Haha it's not that I want low maintenance. I just didn't know if there was anything that'd help like an algae eater eating algae. Haha With that tank clean 50%+ either 2-3 times a week (I also throw in an extra change if I get bored in the day). The only way to have a clean tank is to have proper stocking, proper filtration and to clean it regularly. If you are talking about algae control, which isn't about "dirt" but can make for a dirty-looking tank, try horned nerite snails. They are small and climb onto leaves and such and eat unsightly algae.

Help my goldfish has bacterial Popeye inboth eyes now.I tried fish mox but it didn't really anything. What is a good cure for it. :( I can't get to stay sstill enough for a good picture. Some of the best bottom feeders are catfish. what knd of salt do i buy at my grocery store to use in aquarium? my pearl scale has some pimples in his wen that r worse than normal bottom sitting ...ive quarantined him n giving lots of fresh water but i want to add a bit of salt......i may need to do more but this is the start....

My goldfish keeps eating the bubbles coming from my filter. It's on the least 'bubbley' setting if that makes any sense, and I feed him pellets that fall to the floor so hes doing go up to the water surface to eat, but he keeps eating the bubbles anyway and then getting swimbladder disease every other day. The next day he's fine, and then make to swimbladder the day after! He's a 2 year old fancy goldfish in a 100litre tank on his own, water change was 3 days ago & all parameters normal. The filter is a Fluval U3. The food he eats is Tetra Goldfish Gold Japan - 2 pellets a day.

If you’re on the hunt for an awesome bottom-feeding fish, it’s hard to beat the Bristlenose Pleco.

I recently rediscovered a childhood hobby of mine, that being the joys and wonders of maintaining an aquarium of freshwater tropical fish species. It really is a therapeutic experience watching them swim about and do as fish do. I wanted to share what I’ve found regarding some of my fishy room-mates with anyone who has a similar interest in aquatic life. Here are some of the bottom feeders I’ve kept before.

Bottom Feeding fish are great in the planted tank

The Clown Loach is a very popular choice when it comes to bottom-feeding fish, and for good reason. Feed no more than the amount your fish will completely consume within 2 hours. Many bottom feeders are nocturnal, for best results feed late in the day or at night. Care should be taken to avoid over-feeding and always remove uneaten food after feeding period.

Bottom-feeding fish - USA Today Crossword Solver

The Green River Formation (early Eocene, about 42–53 Ma) at and near Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming, USA, is world famous for its exquisitely preserved freshwater teleost fish in the former Fossil Lake. Nonetheless, trace fossils attributed to fish interacting with the lake bottom are apparently rare, and have not been associated directly with any fish species. Here we interpret the first known feeding and swimming trace fossil of the teleost Notogoneus osculus Cope (Teleostei: Gonorynchidae), which is also represented as a body fossil in the same stratum.

Are tilapia fish bottom feeders? - Quora