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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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sorority cleaner?

i was wondering if there was any kind of fish i could put in my 10 gal sorority that would clean it (ive been having problems with nitrates), i thought about a clown loach, but then did the research and realized that would not be a good idea. but are there any other fish like clown loaches that could clean the bottom of the tank and such?
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i was wondering if there was any kind of fish i could put in my 10 gal sorority that would clean it (ive been having problems with nitrates), i thought about a clown loach, but then did the research and realized that would not be a good idea. but are there any other fish like clown loaches that could clean the bottom of the tank and such?


I have used a siamese algae eater....

OR if you want food clean up more than algae clean up, cory cats are good but you should have at least 3. Pygmy ones are good :)

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I have a similar situation. Should you add air stones if you get an algae eater of a cory cat? This is for my 15g sorority which currently doesn't have any air bubbles.
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If you have a filter, you do not need a bubbler. I've never had any problems - and I hve had cories, algae eaters and snails :)

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Not to hijack, but I'm guessing adding a clown pleco to a 10g sorority planned for 5 females would be overstocking?

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yeah i have a filter, and i cant do anything right now (i have 6 baby mollies with no other tank to put them in) but i was just wondering for future reference!
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I dunno about clown plecos, but plecos in general poop soooo much.

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If you do get a siamese algea eater make sure it's a true siamese and not a chinese. Siamese have 2 tiny wiskers on the front.. Chinese algea eaters eat algea when they are young, then they switch foods and are hella aggressive
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I have 4 shrimp and to be honest, even with my bit of over feeding, my gravel vacs never seem to come up with much :)
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 08:09 AM
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Lol I agree with Aurie it HAS to be a siamese.

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