Cory Catfish lifespan can be 5 years, or significantly more, under the right conditions. I have a 5gal tank with good filter and heater, plastic plants, and a small cave rock. I have had the tank for about 3 months, it is an upgrade from a 10 gal that I had about for about a year. The only way to have a clean tank is to have proper stocking, proper filtration and to clean it regularly. Hi Emma, I still would not attempt shrimp with the Sunfish since Sunfish naturally eat crustaceans like shrimp. Hi Sean, You are absolutely correct that different animals will eat different algaes.
Most importantly, keep your tank well maintained as Corys are very sensitive to deteriorating conditions. Cory Catfish schooling behavior is a pretty interesting thing to see as the fish move throughout the tank synced like a precision dance ensemble. Shrimp and snails also love algae wafer. . These snails are much smaller than some of the other less-suitable and more invasive freshwater snails like Apple Snails or Trapdoor Snails. Neither Cories or Ghosties will probably eat junk off the bottom--they need their own sinking food, not just the remains of what the other fish got 2 days ago.
When it comes to feeding the bottom feeders in an aquarium, choosing the best fish food for them is essential, since all fish food is suitable for them. Poor Water Conditions: Cory Cats do not do well in tanks with poor water conditions. They are also best kept in groups so plan tankspace accordingly. Help my goldfish has bacterial Popeye inboth eyes now. If you wish to reference or cite specific information from a blog post, we ask that you provide a link back to the original.
Make sure the Cory has both its eyes, and look to see that its fins and tail are not damaged. It is the jungle law, in the water. You need at least a 30 gallon for your goldies if they're comets and less if they're fantails. They are thicker near their heads and taper off near the tail, creating triangle shaped look. Anyway it's fun to watch them eat I don't want to get into the behavior of animals and fish.
Types of Bottom Feeders Plecostomus Plecos are also known as sucker mouth catfish and is extremely popular with. That has to be done by hand with vacuums. The best way to identify these types of fish is simply look at how they move about and what they do. Bronze Corys are one of the most popular tropical fish species because of its extreme peacefulness and its habit of constantly hovering the aquarium floor to find food. Channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, brown bullheads and the yellow bullhead are all catfish types.
Biologists also use specific terms that refer to bottom feeding fish, such as , , and. Pygmy cories do particularly well in community tanks but, despite their small size, they need plenty of space to swim — tanks no smaller than 10 gallons are recommended for this species. Suckers usually live in flowing rivers and streams, but some kinds, such as the white sucker, inhabit lakes. These fish grow to about 2. There are some commercially available fish foods designed for bottom dwellers in a fish aquarium. It also can be related to the tank dynamic in general.
Plecostomus is one of the common types used in fish tanks. He was super fast and fun to watch. These fish feed on insects, worms, and small crustaceans as well as decaying plant matter. When they do spawn they scatter large green eggs among the aquarium plants. Additionally it is probable that better selections will be found by you online than in retailers.
Sometimes Corydoras Catfish may be kept in display tanks with fish that nip at them, causing injury to the very sensitive area around their mouth. Another option is to use an algae killing chemical, of which there are many for ponds and aquarium. You could add them after the livebearers, or before. The Whiptail is fairly robust, I have added these to new tanks with no issues. They are too big for most fish to swallow them whole in one bite. Community-friendly Bottom Feeders Image info : Resolution:666x500 Size:46kB 7.