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post #1 of 5 Old 01-30-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Catfish

Hey guys. I was just wondering what type of catfish would go well with my tiger barbs and could clean off some algae. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-30-2010, 10:52 AM
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Cat's don't generally eat algae; I suggest you remove the cause of your alage rather then getting some fish 'against algae growth'
Cory's for example need to be in groups of 8+ and either live on sand (ideal) or fine and non sharp edged gravel) and the appropriate tank size for a group of them.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-30-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Oh alright. Thanks.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-01-2010, 01:02 AM
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How big is the tank? How long has it been set up? What're your water parameters (temperature, pH, hardness, etc.)?

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-01-2010, 01:19 AM
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If the aquarium has (cycled) and ammonia,nitrites ,,read zero each day ,all day, I might look at Ruby barbs not Rosy barbs. They would happily consume alage to a degree, and also appreciate mulm found on substrate in mature tanks. Mulm should not be confused with fish waste.
Kept a group of these with tiger barbs and they appeared to get along .

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