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Fish that will clean your aquarium


Lets face it, nobody likes to clean their fish tank. I have one and it is a royal pain in the ass. If you don’t have an easy clean fish tank then you can always get a species of fish that will clean your tank for you. I’ll go over a few of these below.

The Gato is one of the most commonly used species for tropical aquariums. They are very efficient at cleaning the aquarium, as they run the whole bottom looking for any food scraps, except for the decomposing food.

The Hypostomus Plecostomus is a variation of the catfish, which also helps in cleaning the bottom of the aquarium, especially by eating and devouring all the algae it finds in its path. This activity takes place during the night, since during the day this type of fish needs to take hide out. In addition, it must be taken into account that it is a species of considerable size, which is why it will be necessary that it has enough space to swim around the tank and grow properly.

clownfishThe Clownfish is a mostly used to maintain good hygiene in the aquarium, and often act as tank cleaners. With it, the cleaning is guaranteed and, in addition, it will kill those snails that are born between the decorative elements and to beautify the fish tank with its striking and radiant colors. It is ideal for freshwater aquariums.

Now that you know which are the best fish to clean the aquarium and keep it spotless, it is important that, when buying them, to do it in reputable stores, thus avoiding species that do not work as cleaners. Also, always seek the help of a professional, since you must be careful when introducing this type of fish in your aquarium. They are incompatible with other fish and could end up in conflict with each other.