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Kuhli Loach are great bottom feeders for the planted aquarium. Bottom feeding loaches help clean up what the mid-tank fish miss.


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Kuhli Loaches are sweet, when you get to see them. I saw my Kuhli Loach the other day and figured I would bust out a Species Sunday about Kuhli Loaches. While I have never kept Kuhli Loaches in groups, I am curious if keeping them in a group of like 5 Kuhli Loaches would bring them out more. If anyone is keeping more than 4 in an aquarium, I would love to know if this is the case or if they just hide all the time regardless. While I wish mine were out more, I will say that it had been a long time since I had seen one in my other tank. When I did finally see it it was almost 4 inches long and thick. This is a fish I would like to observe more. Also excited about the Aquatic Jungles Green House being really cleaned up. I should have made a video yesterday right after I got the 29 gallon and the pre-form pond. I am thinking of putting some fancy goldfish out it it and try to get them to spawn next spring. (this would entail covering it as the neighbor heron sucks!) Such a great score at those garage sales. Hope everyone has a great week! Thanks for watching and subscribing!

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The three levels of fish species are surface feeding, mid-water feeding, and bottom feeder fish; it is important to know which type of fish you want to keep when starting your aquarium. Surface feeding fish maintain the aquarium floor by eating the food before it sinks while mid-water feeders contribute to the beautiful harmony in the aquarium. Most bottom feeders are and in the aquarium. Aquarium Fish Bottom Feeders
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The Pleco fish is super popular due to it’s scavenging hunger. It does great in fish aquariums! Mainly an algae eater but the Pleco will also feed on meaty foods. They are sometimes called the ‘garbage disposal’ due to the wide variety foods and clean up process they due on the bottom of fish aquariums.Feed them algae tablets right before your aquarium lights go off. This helps to rid other fish of stealing these algae tablets and eating them. Because remember the the tablets need to fall all the way to the bottom in order for the bottom feeder catfish to eat them. Other fish love to steal them when possible.These bottom feeders are going to eat all of the uneaten food that the other fish leave behind. It’s important to research your tank’s variables before just adding one of these catfish. Another amazing benefit to keeping them in aquariums is they eat all the uneaten fish food that sinks to the bottom. If that fish food were to just sit on the tank bottom.. it would create nitrates and in turn hurt your water parameters.Aquarium bottom feeder fish are that normally eat on the bottom and have months pointing downward and have months pointing downward to come in close contact with the bottom. Catfish and loaches are the most common ones. Here's everything you need to know about them. Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:

Bottom eating fish are fish that would be catfish, otocinclus, any fish that scavenges off the bottom. Remember, fish in an aquarium are going to eat everywhere. They're going to go to the top of the tank, the bottom of the tank, they're going to nibble on the decoration. They are even going to try and eat the algae on the glass. In an aquarium, you're going to want a fish that predominantly eat on the bottom. Any fish with the morphology of a down-turned mouth, usually is a fish that would scavenge off the bottom. These fish are critical in an aquarium, because they are going to eat a lot of the leftover food. Now, that doesn't mean that you can overfeed, but you should have fish that scavenge on the bottom. Any of the corridors, catfish, pleckos, otocinclus; those are auto-cleaning fish, but they also scavenge waste and uneaten food off the bottom.

Another beneficial thing to have bottom-eating fish is, when they're going about their business, they are kicking up a lot of the waste that settles on the bottom gravel, and allowing the water column to pick it up, where the filtration can eventually filter it out. Having fish with little feelers on their mouth is great, because they're going to go on the gravel and they're going to free up a lot of the waste.

Food, when you feed an aquarium, that food is really only good for an hour or so. After that, it turns to mush. So, it's not like these fish are going to be eating the food all day and all night, but they are helping to probe the bottom of the tank. You want to keep it visually looking great; you don't want to see all the detritus and waste that settles on the bottom. They're beneficial to the aquarium. Any of the small catfish, pleckos, algae eaters, otocinclus; those are the fish you want to go with. Again, they do contribute to the total fish volume in your aquarium, so if you like those mid-water, beautiful, showy fish, only go with a couple of bottom fish, and make sure they're not catfish that get too big. A lot of catfish get really, really big, so you want to make sure that you don't go with anything with a really big mouth; it's going to eat your other tankmates. There are many different species of aquarium catfish out there and they can range greatly in size. As bottom feeders, they are great to have in your tank because they’ll quickly gulp up any pieces of foods that happen to float to the bottom.