Ghost shrimp are bottom feeders that eat small particles of food left behind by other fish. If such food is insufficient, they may be fed sinking flake or frozen or freeze-dried pellets. These scavengers also keep tanks clean by eating algae found throughout the aquarium.
Also known as glass fish due to their transparent bodies, tropical aquarium enthusiasts can witness the digestion process of the ghost shrimp. While ghost shrimp are peaceful as juveniles and reach a maximum of just 2 inches, they may become aggressive towards tank mates as adults. At that point, they should be monitored or kept with larger fish.Learn More
Mystery snails may be kept in the same tank as other fish, according to PetSmart. However, larger species such as gouramis and skunk loaches may eat or disturb smaller snails. Shy and peaceful fish are the most compatible tank mates for the mystery snail.Full Answer >
Halocaridina rubra is the species of shrimp used in EcoSpheres. These shrimp are diminutive, reaching approximately 3/8 inch in length, and have pinkish bodies. Within the EcoSphere, Halocaridina rubra eat brown bacteria and algae.Full Answer >
Marine and freshwater angelfish are omnivores and feed on animals and plants. The ideal diet for marine angelfish varies with species, but most prefer to graze and nibble on algae. Freshwater angelfish eat flakes, vegetables, and frozen and freeze-dried foods, but they prefer live foods.Full Answer >
For day-to-day feeding, most pet owners prefer to feed betta fish freeze-dried food. These fish actually prefer live food, but freeze-dried food is less expensive and more readily available.Full Answer >