Suitable bottom feeders for Goldfish - Fish Tank

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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.
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: Pellets can be purchased for a variety of different species of fish. You can get goldfish pellets, betta pellets, and ones designed for bottom feeders. Pellets are a great way to make sure that any bottom feeders in the tank are getting an adequate food supply. What are some good Bottom Feeders - Fish Tank
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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.
It’s super easy to forget that bottom feeder is just sleeping somewhere in your tank. I personally go weeks without seeing some of my catfish because they hide all day and only come out at night time. Don’t forget to drop that food in at night when the lights are off. It seems like somewhat of a stupid thing.. but it’s very common to have happen.Question: Chris, what's your favorite bottom feeder for your aquariums?
Here you go! My vote goes to the snail. Because their bio-load is so small when compared to other catfish and such. I'm have a 30 gal tank and I'm wanting to get the two goldfish. Is there any other fish or anything I can put in there to help keep your the tank clean? I've heard they're very dirty.

The others won't eat poop though. Your bacteria takes care of that. Adding more will just make it even dirtier. There really arent any fish that you could add to help, as most arent compatable with goldfish. The only thing that will really help is frequent water changes and good ol elbow grease. There's nothing you can get that will clean up after your fish poo, haha. That's the aquarists job. ou might want to choose a couple of other fish if you're looking to have a low maintenance tank.

Haha it's not that I want low maintenance. I just didn't know if there was anything that'd help like an algae eater eating algae. Haha With that tank clean 50%+ either 2-3 times a week (I also throw in an extra change if I get bored in the day). The only way to have a clean tank is to have proper stocking, proper filtration and to clean it regularly. If you are talking about algae control, which isn't about "dirt" but can make for a dirty-looking tank, try horned nerite snails. They are small and climb onto leaves and such and eat unsightly algae.

Help my goldfish has bacterial Popeye inboth eyes now.I tried fish mox but it didn't really anything. What is a good cure for it. :( I can't get to stay sstill enough for a good picture. Some of the best bottom feeders are catfish. what knd of salt do i buy at my grocery store to use in aquarium? my pearl scale has some pimples in his wen that r worse than normal bottom sitting ...ive quarantined him n giving lots of fresh water but i want to add a bit of salt......i may need to do more but this is the start....

My goldfish keeps eating the bubbles coming from my filter. It's on the least 'bubbley' setting if that makes any sense, and I feed him pellets that fall to the floor so hes doing go up to the water surface to eat, but he keeps eating the bubbles anyway and then getting swimbladder disease every other day. The next day he's fine, and then make to swimbladder the day after! He's a 2 year old fancy goldfish in a 100litre tank on his own, water change was 3 days ago & all parameters normal. The filter is a Fluval U3. The food he eats is Tetra Goldfish Gold Japan - 2 pellets a day.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.