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Right i have just bought 2x sucker mouth catfish both are loving their environment however i am wondering if they will ever eat/clean any of my sand or do i need to get something else to help too?
Bottom feeding fish like cories and others in the catfish family will eat food that reaches the bottom of the tank. But they still need to be feed specifically, I throw in sinking pellets every couple of days after the lights are out to give them a better chance since I have angels that will even try to eat algae discs. Some of the plecos will eat specific types of algae, but as most of them mature they will stop eating algae and their diets need to be supplemented with a prepared food. None of these fish will eat detritus that is sitting on the bottom of the tank, and if food is spoiled they will not eat that either. Unfortunately many times the advice given at petstores and fish stores are not accurate.
If you have not seen the profile section that is here, I would suggest that you look at that. It will give you more information about the different type of fish that you are interested in keeping. The link for the profiles can be found at the top of the page second tab from the left.
Also do you know what type of fish that you did get when you say sucker fish?
what size tank also
38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata
The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!
ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
Barb has said it so well, all I will add is to second the snail suggestion. One of the small snails is worth having in any aquarium; they get into places even we cannot reach, although they do not handle everything, but they sure help. The Malaysian Livebearing Snail is the best, as it burrows through the substrate helping the bacteria by breaking down waste.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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