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!

    :;thx
     
  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
     
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