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catfish to clean old food off gravel ????

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catfish to clean old food off gravel ????
Old 10-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
 
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catfish to clean old food off gravel ????

should i get catfish to clean the old food off the bottom the tank or gravel vacuum cleaner
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
 
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What size tank and what other fish are in the tank?
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
 
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these ones
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
 
Um, I wouldnt because that is a lot of fish in a small aquarium, one oscar needs 55 gals to themself. Also they dont eat the rotting old food, just stuff that happens to hit the bottom. But if you dont overfeed this wouldnt be a problem. Also you will need to provide them a staple diet as well. They will not last long living off scraps.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:05 PM   #5
 
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Agree, sounds like a well stocked tank. If uneaten food is the problem, feed less. The common pleco is pretty good about eating anything that would land at the bottom of the tank. There are no bottom feeders that will eat fish poop, so gravel cleanings will be needed.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:16 PM   #6
 
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darn messy oscar poops alot lol
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #7
 
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I would suggest a gravel vaccum either way. Good Luck
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:42 AM   #8
 
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lol thanks im gonna get one
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