Bottom Feeders? 20 Gallon Tank 

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I have a 20 gallon tropical fish tank with 5 zebra danios and 1 male betta. I would like to add some (life forms) that eat food off the bottom. They have to eat tropical fish food.

I keep the tank at a steady 25*C/78*F, I have a filter rated at 120gph and the aquarium is planted.
 

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What about some Corys. They are so much fun to watch.

Does your Betta have any problems with the danios?? How long have they been together?

Normally Bettas do much better in a tank by themselves.
 

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Oh in a 20 gallon I would say at least 4.
 

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and shrimp are an option too
 

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+ 1 cory's. They have a lot of character.
 
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ayelie said:
What about some Corys. They are so much fun to watch.

Does your Betta have any problems with the danios?? How long have they been together?

Normally Bettas do much better in a tank by themselves.
The Betta and the danios get along okay. I saw a danio try to nip at the betta's tail and he darted off really quickly when the betta caught wind of what he was up to. So the danios usually leave the betta alone. The opposite is generally true too, only the betta isn't afraid of the danios, he's just to slow to nip at them.

Corys are a little too active for my tastes, unfortunately. Do neons ever eat off the bottom? Seems like I remember a few doing that when I used to keep them.
 

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Neons will occaisionally pick off the bottom when there is no food at the top. It is kind of a pass time because they like to pretend that they are constantly starved (even though I feed them twice a day
 

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I love Bristle Nosed Plecos. They only grow to about three or four inches and will not bother the other fish.
 

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But I don't think they do it enough to really keep it clean
 

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chrisb01 said:
I love Bristle Nosed Plecos. They only grow to about three or four inches and will not bother the other fish.
I saw some little albino ones that the LFS today, they were kinda cute I prefer cories but I admit.... I pondered it
 

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the usd are pretty calm
 
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