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Algae eater is a common name for many bottom-dwelling fish that feed on algae
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Algae eater is a common name for many bottom-dwelling fish that feed on algae. Algae eaters are important for the fishkeeping hobby and many are commonly kept by hobbyists.
Can you put a bottom feeder/algae eater in with angelfish babies and the pa
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Algae Eaters are popular because of their skill in keeping tanks clean. They are excellent scavengers that suck up much of the dirt on the bottom of the tank. If you have ornaments in the aquarium you will find that these fish attach themselves to them in all different hanging positions. When they are first introduced into an aquarium they will generally find their own spot that they will call home. Driftwood is a great addition to include in the tank if you have Algae Eaters. Are there any bottom feeder/ algae eater type fish who would do well in a small unheated tank
Photo provided by FlickrJan 9, 2014 - Common Plecostomus (Hypostomus plecostomus) – Sucker fish, Algae eater, Bottom feeder, Pleco, Common Pleco, etc
Photo provided by FlickrSucker fish or suckermouth catfish are the common names for bottom-feeding fish such as the common algae eaters, or plecostomus fish
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Many people keep goldfish with tropical fish. This is NOT good for EITHER of the fish involved. Tropical fish require much more protein in their diet than goldfish, and require a higher temperature than a goldfish is comfortable at. A tank containing goldfish and tropical fish is hardly beautiful. Goldfish are slow movers, when watching a tank with a slow, massive goldfish and many lightning fast, slim bodied tropicals is hardly relaxing as an aquarium should be. Many people think ALL fish tanks require an algae eater or bottomfeeder, and so, add a Plecostomus. In the first place, goldfish tanks don't need a bottom feeder or algae eater. Goldfish hardly miss a bit of food, and will readily eat algae when they notice it. The greatest danger of keeping a Pleco in a fancy goldfish tank is the Pleco's love for the thick slime coating on a goldfish's body. Most often it's a vicious attack and the goldfish dies from the Pleco's assault. It's best for both types of fish if they have their own, comfortable environment to live in. The best set-up for goldfish is a single-species tank, though snails are fine, if you want a bit of diversity.One of the biggest mistakes a new fish keeper makes is buying algaeeaters and bottom feeders before the tank is able to support them.A good fish store should ask about your tank before they start scoopingup fish like chinese algae eaters, plecos, and catfish. You willbe throwing your money down the toilet if you buy these fish before yourtank is ready. To save your mind and money, remember this:The Pleco fish is super popular due to it’s scavenging hunger. It does great in fish aquariums! Mainly an algae eater but the Pleco will also feed on meaty foods. They are sometimes called the ‘garbage disposal’ due to the wide variety foods and clean up process they due on the bottom of fish aquariums.Having a fish tank can be a very rewarding experience and it can be amazing to look into your aquarium and see all the wonderful inhabitants move around and go about their daily business. As many fish aquarium enthusiast knows, owning a fish tank involves a lot of maintenance work and most of this work is dedicated to keeping the fish tank clean so that it doesn’t become overrun by algae and quickly dirtied by uneaten bits of foods. One of the easiest ways to manage this and keep your fish tank looking algae free and keeping it nice and clean is to get the help of some algae eaters and bottom feeders.