Now many families have ornamental fish, and even some fish tanks are too big to keep more ornamental fish, many people will keep a few scavenger fish, that is because their food is mainly the garbage in the water, benthic animals and algae, keep a few in the tank can play a very good cleaning role, conducive to the breeding of ornamental fish. Now let me give you some tips on keeping scavenger fish.
Scavenger fish are also called garbage fish. They like to swim around the bottom and side of the tank, if you look carefully you will find that the place they swim through is very clean, their mouths are like vacuum cleaners sucking fish waste and green plants into their bellies, their mouths contain an air bubble that allows them to stay in the water longer, so that they get more “food”. The scavenger fish are omnivores. Scavenger fish are omnivores, mainly feeding on algae on the bottom or surface of the tank and microscopic plankton adsorbed in the tank, they will also eat fish food sunk in the bottom of the tank. Scavenger fish are also very big eaters, so you should feed them too. Feed them mainly with algae, but also feed them some live food properly. Never keep them mixed with mild or small fish.
The scavenger fish have the longest activity time at night, they do not like too bright environment, the best water quality to feed them is neutral water, with tap water, then the best sun for two days to settle, of course, there are well water effect is even better. The water requirements of scavenger fish are not too high, just change the water once a week or so, not all the water can be changed, only two-thirds of the new water can be changed, so that the fish will not panic. You should not keep too many scavenger fish in the tank, otherwise they will fight with each other.
Well, although the scavenger fish usually feed on the food in the tank, but when putting food in front of the delicious feed, they will still choose fish feed, so when feeding food must be observed when they have not grabbed food yo.