- * Mandarinfishes: Synchiropus splendidus, ocellatus, picturatus, stellatus, and Dactylopus dactylopus species.
- Sand Sifting Gobies
- Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
- Most Firefishes are planktivores and feed mainly on prey suspended in the water column, but may occasionally pick these bugs or other food off the substrate.
- Most Angel, Butterfly, Hawk and Wrasse fish species spend their days picking small crustaceaous life forms from rocks, corals, and the sand. Since copepods and amphipods are shrimp-like crustaceans, these types of fish do not consider them to be a primary food source, but may opportunistically feed on them to some extent when they are present.
- Carnivorous Crustaceans
- Carnivorous Invertebrates
- Actually Dragonets, Mandarinfish
are members of the Family Callionymidae.
- * Sleeper
Gobies (Valenciennea sp.)
* Signal/Crab Eye Goby (Signigobius biocellatus)
- Unlike most of its close relatives,
this species feeds mostly on zooplankton, rather than algae.
- Amphipods (Grammarids) are
one of the main live food sources of adult Seahorses,
as well as newly hatched fry. They will wrap their tails around
something stable and then feast on them as they swim or float by.
- Many species of Shrimps, True Crabs,
Hermit Crabs, as well as other crustaceans that are carnivores.
- Many SPS corals and other animals
such as Gorgonians and other soft corals feed on plankton, as well as get
nutrition from plankton byproducts.
So what do you do if your aquarium does not have a good bug population present to sustain these types of fish and you don't want to wait around until one develops, or their numbers are taking over the aquarium and you want to control or remove them?