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Is there anything that eats fish droppings?


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#1 Levine

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 01:04 AM

n/p

#2 heresmike

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 01:10 AM

Just a gravel vac!

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#3 Teelie

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:19 AM

Some snails, crabs and shrimp will eat it though there's a lot of conflicting information on what ones do and don't.

#4 The-Wolf

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:47 AM

I have a careoon armoured shrimp. he eats it, i've seen him do it :sick:

#5 Mere Air

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:33 PM

I've heard ghost shrimp also will eat fish waste, so I've added a few to my tank. The substrate is black sand and waste isn't as easy to find as it was just a few weeks ago without any substrate at all.

Someone is sure to be offended. But, with a bare bottom tank, it was obvious that ADFs will eat just about anything they find on the bottom. I think it's because they rely more on scent to locate food than their poor eyesight.

#6 trout_pout

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 06:05 PM

I probobly would if I was feeling a bit peckish :nod:

#7 F 1

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 06:12 PM

But if something eats the poop, doesn't it then have to poop?

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#8 Inchworm

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 08:35 PM

Hi Levine :)

The bottom line is that you have to vacuum your substrate and do regular water changes if you want to have happy and healthy fish. :nod:

There is just no escaping it. :rolleyes:

#9 Snowie

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 09:12 PM

I've never heard of anything that eats it.

And as someone said, if something eats poop it will poop. So it wont make a diffrence.

#10 Levine

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:09 AM

Just curious is all...if you have ten fish..and you have one creature thats eats their droppings...one animal craps a lot less than 10.

#11 cutecotton

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 03:15 AM

i got ghost shrimps and i've seen them nibble on fish crap...and i've never seen ghost shrimp crap before...so :/ :unsure:




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