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Detritivore also known as saprophages, detrivores or detritus feeders.

An animal that eat dead plants or animals, animal waste or detritus.

Typical examples of popular Detritivores are Copepods, Worms, etc.

  • They eat only dead animals like other fish, insects, snails, plant matter, mulm.

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It has been said that Corys or some Plecos are Detritivores. But this is nonsense as these are bottom feeder Omnivores. No fish can live on animal waste, and rarely will they eat it this is edited, not true.

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