12-19-2008, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
There's no such thing as a "cleaning fish" really. Any fish you add to the tank is going to add to your bioload, not reduce it. Bottom dwelling fish like a pleco will eat foods that land on the aquarium floor, but they won't eat fish poop or rotting food, and produce a lot of waste themselves. In order to clean this stuff up, you really just need to do gravel vacs on a regular basis.
However, if you're looking for a bottom dweller that will work with the fish you've got, you want something large enough not to get eaten and tough enough to defend itself in need be. I would suggest a larger pleco like a sailfin, a larger species of synodontis catfish, or a school of larger loaches like Botia modesta.
Thanks for your input! I went to petsmart and purchased 2x pictus catfishes. They're great!