Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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daisycutter 02-24-2007 04:34 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 05:00 PM

Bamboo shrimps and Malayan Trumpet Snails are detrivores.

musho3210 02-24-2007 06:04 PM

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

scottysgirl 02-24-2007 11:42 PM

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 12:11 PM

ill try ghosts first there the cheapest :D

daisycutter 02-27-2007 12:12 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


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