Need A Clean-up Crew

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Sounds to me like you're definitely overstocked..
But to make some progresson answering your question what kind of "clean up" are you looking for?
 
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Guppykid101 said:
Sounds to me like you're definitely overstocked..
But to make some progresson answering your question what kind of "clean up" are you looking for?
bottom mostly, bioload, leftover food, that kind of thing,
 

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pictuswhiptail said:
bottom mostly, bioload, leftover food, that kind of thing,
With all those catfish I'm surprised anything is left! Mystery snails will eat detritus off the bottom of the tank, but I really can't recommend putting MORE life into a 55 with that stocking..
Anders247 or TexasDomer might have more information to help you out with your stocking
 
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Guppykid101 said:
With all those catfish I'm surprised anything is left! Mystery snails will eat detritus off the bottom of the tank, but I really can't recommend putting MORE life into a 55 with that stocking..
Yes, unfortunately I went a little catfish crazy at first, currently working on rehoming some of them...
 

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Most of the fish would be already cleaning the bottom of the tank!

For now the only safe "clean up" crew are snails. Also the only clean up crews there are, are shrimps and snails. Fish should never be used as a clean up crew since they will need their own diet.
 
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Al913 said:
Most of the fish would be already cleaning the bottom of the tank!

For now the only safe "clean up" crew are snails. Also the only clean up crews there are, are shrimps and snails. Fish should never be used as a clean up crew since they will need their own diet.
Ok will research some snails
 

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pictuswhiptail said:
I need a clean up crew for my 55 gallon tank, here's what's in the tank:

1 - Banjo Catfish (1")
9 - Platies (1-2")
1 - Featherfin Catfish (4") <--- looking to rehome
2 - Angelfish (2.5")
1 - Half Banded Spiny Eel (3.5")
3- Pictus Catfish (2.5")
2- Reticulated Hillstream Loaches (1")
1- Female Betta (2")
1- Spotted Rubber Lip Pleco (2")
1- Striped Raphael Catfish (1.5")
1- Whiptail Catfish (3")
6- White Skirted Tetras (1.5")

Any advice would be appreciated
I would get the betta its own tank.
Pictus need a school of 5 or more and a 75 gallon minimum. Not to mention they need cooler temps than bettas and angels.
Rubber lip plecos need cooler temps than angels and bettas.
White skirts need cooler temps than angels and bettas.
Hillstream loaches need fast flowing water and cooler temps than angels and bettas.
I'm not sure of the temp needs of banjo cats, raphaels, whiptails, and spiny eels, but they may need cooler temps than angels and bettas as well.
 

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