Does it exist?
I would love to find a fish that is a great clean up fish, in a small package (under 5 inches full grown, and of course freshwater).
I would like to find a fish that eats, debris, fish poop, and the swaying brown muck that looks like algae but isnt (or so I dont think... I know what diatoms are, but this is more like debris). An extra bonus is if the ate some algae too, but not need as I have plenty of algae consumers.
Of course, it would have to be a complete community fish as well.
Anyone know of such a fish???
I am thinking a whiptail catfish is close, but dont know how vivacious its appetite for debris and fish poop would be, lol.
Just looking for ideas. (Plecos are out, dont have the tank space, and the ones I do have the space for dont eat what I need them to eat, such as the clown pleco, and my local LFS wants A LOT of money for their bristlenose...seriously, its over $50!)
I have otos and snails for algae right now, they do an okay job... probably need more otos, I know I dont need more snails!! lol
For the random stuff on the bottom I have a lot of cory, but I think I keep them too well fed on packaged food for them to want to snack on anything else excepts their own eggs.
I just dream of an all-in-one cleaner fish!!! Unattainable, I assume?!