View Full Version : Detritus/mulm eaters?

02-02-2004, 10:57 PM
What is a good detritus/mulm eater for a firemouth breeding tank (50g)? I had 2 pictus cats both which died from ich and Rid-Ich treatment. They really only ate my pellet food. Also on a side question, my firemouths are real poopy eaters. THey only eat a few crumbles of cichlid food. They eat bloodworms ok. Wont eat big pellets. Just swallow and spit it out. Wont eat krill either or grasshoppers.

Neil N
02-03-2004, 06:00 AM
very few fish will actually eat detrius (it wouldn't be my first choice of food), what about trying a couple of hoplo's they are always rooting around and stop the gravel/sand from compacting too much and disturb any waste so the filter/s can pick it up.

How long have you had your firemouths?, try not feeding for a couple of days, and then offer the pellets again, might make a difference.