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Is there anything that eats fish droppings?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Levine, May 30, 2004.

  1. Levine

    Levine Member

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    n/p
     
  2. heresmike

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    Just a gravel vac!

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    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

    The-Wolf Ex-LFS manager/ keeper of over 30 danio species

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

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    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.
     
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    I probobly would if I was feeling a bit peckish :nod:
     
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    But if something eats the poop, doesn't it then have to poop?

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  8. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    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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    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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    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.
     
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    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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