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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2008, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
Bottomfeeder question

I just set up my first large aquarium and have the fish in temp 78 40 gallon tank. i want to get some kind of bottom feeder maybe a snail or something like that how long should i wait before getting one
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-15-2008, 09:44 PM
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I just set up my first large aquarium and have the fish in temp 78 40 gallon tank. i want to get some kind of bottom feeder maybe a snail or something like that how long should i wait before getting one
What other fish do you plan to keep? At that temperature, some bristlenose, Panaque maccus, corydoras or Platydoras costatus would be nicely added. The last one can eat small fish however if given the opportunity so it can be disadvantageous if you are planning a community. There are hundreds of plecos available however research the species getting tempted to buy one.

As far as snails, brigs would be my recommendation or some Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Cherry shrimps are also popular and cheaper than crystal red shrimps at least.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-15-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
thanks ill look into it
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-16-2008, 05:59 PM
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Most shrimp are pretty good al cleaning up tanks. I can get glass shrimp here for about $0.20 so they're cheap also if one of your fish decide they look good for dinner! My cories are also lotsa fun to watch and sift the substrate pretty good.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-16-2008, 08:01 PM
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i would go with a group of corydoras of some kind. 3-5 of them would give the lower strata of your tank some visual appeal. plus they are kinda cute when they "blink" at you.
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If you have the room for 6 or more corydoras, they are much more active and entertaining in larger numbers. At only 3 they will be rather shy and sort of hang at the bottom only in my experiences. At 6 plus they will be all over the lower half of the tank and be quite boisterous.
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