I need a good loner bottom feeder for a 30gl? Question

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by rlanghans, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. rlanghansNew MemberMember

    I'm pretty well stocked but still need a bottom feeder to help keep things clean.
    It's a 30 gallon with about 24 in of fish already.

    What would be a good loner bottom feeder to do the job?

    Preferably something that eats algae and left over food.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!

  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    can you update your aquarium info for us ? to let us know whats in there now? and is the tank cycled or do you still have ammonia?
  3. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    People will disagree with me, but I have a lone upside down catfish and he does fine by himself. I always see him out and about. He's not specifically a bottom-dweller though. He's usually all over the tank (loves to chill up in the driftwood branches).
  4. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't be adding anything just yet as you are still getting ammonia readings. Once the tank has cycled fully for it's current stock then you could add something else. Something like a Clown Pleco or a Bristlenose would probably be suitable.
    Until the tank has properly cycled though I wouldn't add anything. Do daily water changes to help deal with the ammonia.
  5. rlanghansNew MemberMember

    Forgot to update info. It's cycled! It's cycled!!
    That's way im in search of a single bottom feeder or small group of bottom feeders.
  6. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    cool on the cycle!!! but you said you had 24 fish and i dont see that listed...only 15 fish..am I missing something? its hard to recommend something without knowing what is already there :)
  7. rlanghansNew MemberMember

    I ment 24 inches of fish, so ive got about 6 inches of fish left.

    sorry for the confusion!:)

    Thanks for reminding me to keep my info updated!:;thx
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  8. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    oops..brunette moment ;) (for me!)
    I like nutters bristlenose suggestion :)
  9. rlanghansNew MemberMember

    Thanks again for all the ideas! I ended up grabbin 3 Metae cory's. Their doin fine and look really cool!:;banaman