Claire Corlett

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Top 10 Aquarium Cleaners or Bottom Feeders

Top 10 Aquarium Cleaners or Bottom Feeders


Hello There, Welcome Back! Many keep aquariums at home and big offices. But sometimes the aquarium becomes dirty due
to algae growth and other waste that forms in the aquarium. This problem can solved by either cleaning
your aquarium or bringing in some of the best aquarium cleaning organisms. So I bring to you the Top 10 Best Aquarium
Tank Cleaners or Bottom Feeders but these organisms also produce waste are not waste
dumping trucks that take waste and dirt to unknown area but they help in keeping the
walls and gravels clean. Number 10, Chinese Algae Eaters
Like the normal algae eaters they are algae eaters that are good aquarium cleaners when
they are small but when they become adult they tends to become more aware of their abilities
and may attack and eat other small fishes if they are not properly fed. They can grow to a size of 6 inches that’s
a very large size. Number 9, Loaches
They are very popular fishes that loves to be in groups. They feed on lefts over in tanks and may look
for some tasty meal as well. Loaches loves to live in groups and are empathetic
about their movements. Loaches can be found in different varieties
and some of them grows into huge sizes. Sometime loaches jumps out of the water seeking
sunlight. At Number 8 is Cray Fish
Crayfishes are very amazing looking fishes that can be found in different colours. They are excellent aquarium cleaners and bottom
feeders. Crayfishes are often consumed by humans and
they also looks very pretty in aquariums. They feed on the leftovers and dead fishes
in aquariums and need alkaline pH and proper hiding place as without which they becomes
very insecure. Number 7, Malaysian Trumpet Snail
These are dark snails that grows only to a length of 2 centimetres. They feed on almost anything but mostly algae. They prefers to be on surface only at night
while the during the day you might find them digging under the gravel for food. They don’t like contaminated water and climbs
off the aquariums for safety, requires alkaline pH for shell growth and should be kept away
from some cichlids and barbs that lends to eat them. Number 6, Siamese Algae Eater
It is yet another algae eater fish but they are characterised by hardy body with fast
swimming ability they can grow up to a size of 14 centimetres. It consumes algae from plants and decors as
well as left over pellets, parboiled vegetables, fake food and live foods. They also consume threaded algae which other
algae eater might ignore. They require little high ph. level around
7, plenty of oxygen and since they territorial sometimes so they should be kept only in numbers
of 2 and 3. Keep the lid close if you have them as they
jump out sometimes. Number 5, Bristlenose Plecos
One of the most popular algae eating on the market. They have blunt body with distorted growth
about the head and the nose and grows to about 10 to 15 centimetres in length. They require a lot of green foods including
bottom lying algae tablets and blanched vegetables and rely on amazon swords if deprived of green
foods. It needs the water agitated with plenty of
oxygen. This fish requires dark substrate and hiding
material to retreat to safety. At Number 4 is Twig Catfish
Twig Catfish is a delicate sucker mouthed algae eating fish also called Whip tail catfish
fish which grows to about 10 to 20 centimetres in length with a brownish slender body. I t consumes most species of algae you can
also give spirulina to a couple of times in a week. They thrive well with Rashoras, pencil fish,
hatchets and tetras but certain cichlids and barbs attacks twig catfish. Number 3, Nerite Snails
Like all snails, nerite snails consumes algae but they also have green spot algae and moss
like green bread variety in their menu. They measure 3 centimetres when full grown. They also requires higher pH level for shell
growth and maintenance. The aquariums in which nerite snails are kept
should have lid closed as they tends to climb out of water as well. Also some cichlids and loaches also prey these
snails and should be kept away from them. Number 2, Ramshorn Snails
They are red or brown coloured snails that eats algae covered plants, aquariums walls
and decors and will not leave anything of detritus, fish eggs and leftover food. They reaches a maximum size of 2 centimetres
and does well in non-planted aquariums. They however requires a slightly alkaline
pH for their shell maintenance and growth. Some of the Cichlids and Loaches eats the
Ramshorn Snails and should not be kept along with them. Number 1, Amano Shrimps
The Amano shrimp is a very popular and active algae-eating species. They like consuming not only most algae, but
eat dead plant castoff material (detritus) and clean the tank of leftover food. They are ideal for a smaller tank because
of their small size, averaging between 3.5 to 5 centimetres. It is best to introduce three or more individuals
per tank. Excessive amounts of commercial food will
slow their appetites they also resist eating blue-green and green spot algae. Aquarium plant fertiliser containing cooper
is harmful to them. Amano shrimps lives well with small fishes
that don’t prey and eat them. That’s it for this video I hope you liked
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70 comments on “Top 10 Aquarium Cleaners or Bottom Feeders

  1. Ram's horn and Malaysian trumpait breed rapidly in aquarium……. but nerite snail's do not breed in FW's…..so nerite r best compare to others

  2. Poorly researched. You show a true Siamese Algae Eater, then show some other fish claiming it is a SAE, but it is not. Stop propagating misinformation. This shows you have no personal experience with what you are posting.

  3. "Algae eaters" sounded like alligators. I had to tab back to the video to double check. Legitimately thought you were suggesting alligators to clean up a fish tank haha.

  4. Thankyou for vid,disagreed with keeping crayfish,great tank inhabitants,funny to watch however they eat plants and any fish they can catch.

  5. im pretty sure you showed a Siamese algae eater (good) and a Chinese algae eater (bad) as the same fish but called one a baby.

  6. Malaysian trumpet snails are Satan hellfire. They don’t harm anything in the aquarium but it’ll take you a million years to get rid of them, even with traps and assassin snails, trust me you’re way better off getting literally anything else on this list

  7. Nah Nah Nah… I'm not interested in switching internet providings. And nope! I have a 24-month contract for mobile servicings but thanks anyway.

  8. Numba six is Siamese alligator hahaha. What kinda list is this?? Don’t EVER buy the Chinese alligator I mean algae eater lol. They don’t actually eat algae like the Siamese algae eaters do!

  9. The loache's will eat the snails. The crayfish will eat your small fish. And the Chinese loach has a bad habit when larger to try and feed off the slime of live fish…Angels for example.
    Never seen the Nerite snails for sale. Beauty's!

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