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thenewguy86 01-09-2009 03:00 PM

Best Cleaning fish suggestions!

I have one 25 gallon and one 15 gallon. The 25 gallon holds Cichlids and Barbs and I was wondering what is the best cleaning fish to eat leftover food for the 25 gallon tank knowing these are aggressive fishes:twisted:. I already have a pleco to clean the algae.

Also, for the 15 gallon is my peaceful tank with Guppies and 1 betta and 1 pleco, I was wondering what is best for this tank? I read online that the FLYING FOX FISH is good for cleaning both algae and leftover food. But i never seen this fish in LFS.

Thanks for reading! and helping :shock::-P

onefish2fish 01-09-2009 03:12 PM

what kind of pleco is it? they have "armor"

just dont over feed and stay ontop of water changes.

Twistersmom 01-09-2009 06:34 PM

Maybe a school of Cory in the 15 gal.

thenewguy86 01-09-2009 10:55 PM

The pleco is the normal pleco.. iono what they are called. But yeah they do have armor

Cody 01-10-2009 12:04 AM


Originally Posted by thenewguy86 (Post 162254)
The pleco is the normal pleco.. iono what they are called. But yeah they do have armor

Common Pleco? If so, they need new homes. They can reach 18" long, and produce as much waste as a 25"+ fish.

But cleaning for what? Leftover food, algae, other?

Lupin 01-10-2009 12:20 AM

25g sounds overstocked. What species exactly are these cichlids and barbs that they are aggressive?

How long have you kept both the guppies and bettas? What are their genders? Any pics of the plecos? Don't confuse the flying fox with the Siamese algae eaters and Chinese algae eaters. Even then, all three are too big for a 15g.

thenewguy86 01-10-2009 05:20 AM

25 gallon tank only holds 10 barbs and 2 cichlids. They are electric blue cichlids and the barbs are tiger barbs. The gubbies and bettas been kept for 5 months. I have 2 male and 3 female guppies

onefish2fish 01-10-2009 01:08 PM

im not sure on the cichlids but plan on little guppy tikes. they reproduce like jack rabbits.

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