Originally Posted by somethingsfishy
I thought detritus was poop?
In my book, detritus is any number of things that can be floating along. When my crypts go on strike and decide to all melt at once, I generally have a ton of little tiny things floating around. Java moss is a major source of litter for me as well.
I don't know about the pooping ability of loaches, but I know that a properly feed pleco can really make a mess of a tank. You might try feeding less. I feed my fish every other day, once a day.