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post #1 of 8 Old 01-09-2009, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Best Cleaning fish suggestions!

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I have one 25 gallon and one 15 gallon. The 25 gallon holds Cichlids and Barbs and I was wondering what is the best cleaning fish to eat leftover food for the 25 gallon tank knowing these are aggressive fishes. I already have a pleco to clean the algae.

Also, for the 15 gallon is my peaceful tank with Guppies and 1 betta and 1 pleco, I was wondering what is best for this tank? I read online that the FLYING FOX FISH is good for cleaning both algae and leftover food. But i never seen this fish in LFS.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-09-2009, 04:12 PM
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what kind of pleco is it? they have "armor"

just dont over feed and stay ontop of water changes.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-09-2009, 07:34 PM
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Maybe a school of Cory in the 15 gal.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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The pleco is the normal pleco.. iono what they are called. But yeah they do have armor
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-10-2009, 01:04 AM
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The pleco is the normal pleco.. iono what they are called. But yeah they do have armor
Common Pleco? If so, they need new homes. They can reach 18" long, and produce as much waste as a 25"+ fish.

But cleaning for what? Leftover food, algae, other?
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-10-2009, 01:20 AM
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25g sounds overstocked. What species exactly are these cichlids and barbs that they are aggressive?

How long have you kept both the guppies and bettas? What are their genders? Any pics of the plecos? Don't confuse the flying fox with the Siamese algae eaters and Chinese algae eaters. Even then, all three are too big for a 15g.

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-10-2009, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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25 gallon tank only holds 10 barbs and 2 cichlids. They are electric blue cichlids and the barbs are tiger barbs. The gubbies and bettas been kept for 5 months. I have 2 male and 3 female guppies
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-10-2009, 02:08 PM
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im not sure on the cichlids but plan on little guppy tikes. they reproduce like jack rabbits.
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