Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Invertebrates (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/invertebrates/)
-   -   a good cleanup crew (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/invertebrates/good-cleanup-crew-3607/)

daisycutter 02-24-2007 05:34 PM

a good cleanup crew
 
are there any snails or other inverts that would eat decaying plant matter and missed food but not living plants to go in a tank with peaceful livebearers

Lupin 02-24-2007 06:00 PM

Bamboo shrimps and Malayan Trumpet Snails are detrivores.

musho3210 02-24-2007 07:04 PM

Ghost shrimp, cheap, effective, eats leftover food but i dont think they eat decaying plant matter

scottysgirl 02-25-2007 12:42 AM

And actually once you get some shrimp, you'll be surpirsed at how much you like them. I have three amano shrimp in my tank and a blue crayfish in my other tank and I love them all, they are entertaining and REALLY great at getting that junk on the bottom of tanks.

daisycutter 02-25-2007 01:11 PM

ill try ghosts first there the cheapest :D

daisycutter 02-27-2007 01:12 PM

ive tried varios types of shrimp before the fish seen to take an unbridled passion in killing them as soon as there out the bag but in tanks containg ciclids i bought 10 ghosts (10 for 1 pound) and they seem to be doing well the dont clean up that well they seen to prefer to swim to the top and eat fish food


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2