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hamdogg08 04-23-2007 01:58 PM

Fisht that eats dead plant debris
 
Are there any fish that eat the debris of dead plants? I know that there are some that stir up the bottom of the tank, but my plants aren't well established yet and I'd rather not have anything tearing them up. The tank's a ten gallon with 3 peppered cory cats, and 3 ottos. That's all the fish I have in there right now.

daisycutter 04-23-2007 02:21 PM

moliies will eat plant debrie but considering the size i recomend ghost shrimp as they will eat this and any uneaten food

fish_4_all 04-23-2007 02:29 PM

Some kind of shrimp or mystery snails. Mystery snails because you can have them and control the numbers by removing the eggs above the waterline.

amphibi-man 04-23-2007 10:49 PM

Dojo Loach
 
A Dojo Loach eats anything including fish poop. :lol:

hamdogg08 04-25-2007 10:23 PM

how about bamboo shrimp or kuhli loaches?

Lupin 04-27-2007 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by hamdogg08
how about bamboo shrimp or kuhli loaches?

Kuhli loaches don't eat plant debris.

mr.bojangles 04-29-2007 07:35 PM

go for some awesome kind of shrimp

hamdogg08 04-30-2007 10:45 AM

I was thinking about a bamboo shrimp. Would they also stir up the bottom of the tank and/or have any kind of effect on the water clarity? The tank is only ten gallons, so it's not like he has a huge job on his hands.

Lupin 04-30-2007 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by hamdogg08
Would they also stir up the bottom of the tank

As far as my experience goes, no.
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and/or have any kind of effect on the water clarity?
They still add up to the bioload much like other underwater creatures do.

hamdogg08 04-30-2007 07:54 PM

I wasn't talking about ammonia or cloudy water. I was thinking that they'd act more like a miniature mechanical filter, eating little specks that you can see floating around...or am I way off on this?


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