Sucks.... This fish Sucks
February 14, 2013 3:42am CST
Sucks!!! THIS FISH just SUCKS! The janitor fish is one of the most popular fishes in the Philippines. In almost all aquariums, you can find one. This is also called Hypostomos Plescostomus. It sucks all the dirt/moss in the aquarium. However, it begun to be considered pests when a lot of aquarium owners just threw them in some lakes particularly, Marikina Lake. So many that they need to make a task for called " Janitor Fish Eradication Drive" . Why? These fishes were competing with other fishes feeding on algae and organic matter on the bottom. The janitor fishes were believed to be ruining the eco system of the lake. I am thinking, what is their function in the ecosystem if they will be taken away from it? And if it is ruining the ecosystem what do you think is the best thing we can do about them. Thanks for your comments, likes and views. And let us all help our planet earth to be livable again. httpc://tube.7s-b.com/janitor+fish/
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10 Mar 13
I believe I know what a janitor fish is. My dad must have had one in our aquarium when we were still staying in our old house. Personally, I think they are quite fascinating creatures and I don't find them that bad. Yes, they may feed on algae and organic matter in the lakes, however, other fishes also competing for food in the ecosystem. It's the nature order of the ecosystem. The strong eating the weak and so on. I guess they wouldn't really bring much of a harm and it's just one lake that you are talking about. As doctor Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park says, nature will finds its way. Just let nature take its course.
• United States
15 Feb 13
Years ago I received one as a baby and he was so cute for a short time. He just kept growing and growing until I ended up selling him to a man for his large tank. He planned to only have the one fish in his 50 gallon tank. I can only imagine how big he is today. He really was an attractive fish and very healthy.
• United States
14 Feb 13
I believe humans need to stop thinking its their call to decide the purpose of other living creatures. If anyone is "messing with the eco-system" its them Those particular fish were designed the way they were for a reason and I'm pretty sure getting rid of them is a huge mistake.
3 Mar 13
i also have that janitor fish in my aquarium because the task of that fish is to clean the moss of the glass,and i have three of them,in the first i was afraid because what if they will eat my fish but until now my fish still alive and the good here is i don't need to clean my aquarium every two weeks.