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southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 08:11 PM

catfish to clean old food off gravel ????
should i get catfish to clean the old food off the bottom the tank or gravel vacuum cleaner

Twistersmom 10-22-2009 08:30 PM

What size tank and what other fish are in the tank?

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 08:40 PM

these ones

Rohland 10-22-2009 08:58 PM

Um, I wouldnt because that is a lot of fish in a small aquarium, one oscar needs 55 gals to themself. Also they dont eat the rotting old food, just stuff that happens to hit the bottom. But if you dont overfeed this wouldnt be a problem. Also you will need to provide them a staple diet as well. They will not last long living off scraps.

Twistersmom 10-22-2009 09:05 PM

Agree, sounds like a well stocked tank. If uneaten food is the problem, feed less. The common pleco is pretty good about eating anything that would land at the bottom of the tank. There are no bottom feeders that will eat fish poop, so gravel cleanings will be needed.

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 09:16 PM

darn messy oscar poops alot lol

redlessi 10-23-2009 08:52 AM

I would suggest a gravel vaccum either way. Good Luck

southamericancichlidguy23 10-24-2009 02:42 AM

lol thanks im gonna get one

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