Need new bottom feeders 90 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Jaysee, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    The pictus cats are going back to the store. They were just too aggresive and nippy.

    So, any suggestions?

    There is a fancy goldfish and a regular goldfish. Next fish going in is a BGK. We will be upgrading to a 6' (or 8' :) I'm already planting the seeds) tank when the time comes, so keep that in mind.
  2. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Either a single or group of Doras depending on the species. Spotted Doras (Agamyxis Pectinifrons), Star Gazing Doras (Astrodoras Asterifrons) if you want a solo specimen. Talking Catfish (Amblydoras Hancocki) if you would rather 3-5 of them in a large enough tank.

    For something a little different an Adonis Catfish (Acanthicus Adonis) would suit a large tank but thier need of fast flowing water might make life hard for Goldies. A Pin-Striped Pleco (Panaque Nigrolineatus) would be a good choice as woulda Giant Whiptail (Sturisoma Aureum). Or even an Angel Catfish (Synodontis Angelicus).

    For something completely different maybe a Elephantnose (Gnathonemus Schilthuisiae) would be ok. Not 100% certain on the last one. You would need to check compatability.
  3. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Hi Jaysee,

    In my opinion, Goldfish tanks don't really need bottom feeders because Goldfish eat and swim all over the tank. So bottom fish wouldn't be needed unless you really want them. Just my opinion. :;hf
  4. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks. yeah, i just want them. i was thinking about loaches. yoyos maybe? horsefaces? both? can i do clowns knowing ill be upgrading tanks in a couple years?

    im getting angelicus loaches for another tank.
  5. platy ben

    platy benWell Known MemberMember

    If it were me I would go for a group of spotted raphael catfish or a group of skunk botias/ red tail botias.
  6. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    How about dojo loaches? A little sand on the bottom, and add in a shoal of 3 or 4. Remember that they have pretty big bioloads, too.
  7. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I've heard the skunk and red tail loaches are quite boisterous and aggressive, which may not mix well with the fancy goldfish.

    Dojos are a maybe.
  8. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Cool! I don't know much about bottom feeders so nothing much from me :) Best of luck on getting them. Keep us updated with photos when you get em' :;hf
  9. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    Heh, heh, I've always thought of dojo loaches as a cross between goldfish and kuhli loaches.

    They have big bioloads, are messy, grow pretty big, annd are coldwater like goldfish. However, they're serpentine loaches, nutty, like to burrow, and are gregarious like kuhlis.
  10. gremlin

    gremlinWell Known MemberMember

    My goldfish get along just fine with my sailfin plecos, one chinese algae eater, and three cories. Depending on what temperature you keep the tank, maybe a nice school of cories. They have a smaller bio load so you could do quite a large school. They would not bother your goldies at all, and add a bit of motion to the tank.
  11. Sammyboi1993

    Sammyboi1993Valued MemberMember

    I Would say Dojo Loaches, iv got 1 in my tank and he is allways active during feeding and eats everything. Mine burrows in my gravel and loves hiding and is overall a fasinating fish. They do better when their is 2 or more as they are very sociable. I love my dojo loach he is my favorite fish ever.

    A Small pleco could Do The Job or some corys?
  12. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks. I'm leaning towards loaches....think I've got this figured out.