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Sucking Catfish Vs Bottom Feeders

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Hi all

 

I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas about what type of catfish I can put in my tank.

I am a little advserse to sucking catfish because the last catfish i had sucked the scales off my fish and they froze to death.

Are botton feeders just as good?

thanks

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Bottom feeders as you intend it are just as good, but they won't eat algea off the glass or other surfaces. I noticed when I vacumed out the tank that there was considerably less junk on the bottom than before I had one of them bottom feeders.

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I decided to go with 2 clown loaches and 5 bristlenose catfish (quite small in comparison to plecos) they seem fine for the moment and after 2 days my tank is sparkling!!

 

The reputable fish breeder I buy my animals off said I shouldnt have a problem.

I'll just have to keep my eye on them!

:D

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Cory cats do surprisingly well also.. not in african cichlid tanks tho because the africans tend to attack their sails and stress the fish to death.

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I decided to go with 2 clown loaches and 5 bristlenose catfish (quite small in comparison to plecos) they seem fine for the moment and after 2 days my tank is sparkling!!

 

Bristlenoses are Plecos. Pretty much all catfish with a sucker mouth are Plecos.

 

Clown loaches freaking rock.

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If you have africans you should stick with a catfish since loaches do not naturally live in water with that high of a ph...there are a few different species of syno's from Africa and they work great.

 

other cichlid types? Use what ever you want...I would get loaches because I think they are cool...

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I have a 55 gallon aquarium and I just purchased my six african cichlids for the first time and I was wondering what bottom feeders I could put in there and what other if any other regular fish could I add? very confused

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