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What's the Best Algae Eater?
Topic: I want a fish to help clean my algae an help keep the tank cleaner in general. What is the best fish or bottom feeder sort of say? I've heard that catfish are a really good choice but my tank ain't that big for one to grow. Need some help here.
Posted by Derrick M:
The best cleaner is the snail. Catfish work well too but they grow fairly large and they give off a large bio-load themselves. Snails can really feed on the small particles that fish miss. And you can have multiple snails because they don't need a big tank either. What you have to watch out for is your snails breeding. They can quickly become out of control before you know it.
The best choice would have to be the Cory catfish. They only grow to around 2 inches long so they consume a lot of food but don't give off as much bio-load as a larger catfish would. They need to be kept in schools so make sure to buy a couple of them together for your tank. Hopefully that helps answer your question. Remember that there are other bottom feeders too. Crayfish, loaches, crabs and more. Just do some in depth research before buying.
Are Crayfish Good For Cleaning?
Answer: A lot of people would never think to throw a crayfish and aquarium but they actually are great bottom feeders. What's also great as it will also feed on any fish that happened to die in all it's kind of a sad thing the same but to help your water parameters it's best to get rid of any dead fish as soon as possible.
Cleaning White Water Sediment off of Tank?
Answer: there are two different tools that works very well for cleaning this type of thing off your fishtanks. I would say the number one device you want to use is a razor blade. If you can get behind with a razor blade and it should just scratch right off with a razor blade pretty easily. If it's pretty bad though and you have to take it to the next level I would use white vinegar and try not to get into your aquarium waters much as possible.