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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bottom Feeders and Gravel

Is there a list that I may have missed on this forum or does anyone have any information about bottom feeders who do NOT mix with gravel?

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Just cories really. The larger ones like bronze cories will do okay as long as it's smooth gravel. Loach do fine on smooth gravel but if you've seen how happy one looks buried in sand you'd probably want them in sand.
All bottom feeders (with rare exeptions like hillstream loaches, which live in fast flowing rivers of smooth rock) generally exist on sand beds in nature, but things like plecos and catfish (excluding cories) can adapt to smooth gravel.
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THanks for the great info!
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How about snails?
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No problem!
You're getting a 20 gallon right? (Think I saw it in another thread).
A bristlenose or clown pleco would be good. Both of those are pretty easy to find and will stay nice and small. Otherwise A nice school of 5-7 bronze cories would work too.

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They could go with gravel. They're usually on the sides of the tank, though.

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
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Thanks again guys - the toughest part of getting a big (well 20gal) tank is figuring out what to stock it with aside from a Betta. Also wound up buying a 3 gallon as I fell in love with a pet store Betta and couldn't leave him there!
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it's SO fun to stock big tanks.

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it's SO fun to stock big tanks.
Tell me about it.

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i want a 75 really bad now Olympia xD im so jelly of your stocking plan!

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