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peaceful fish to stir sand?

I finally decided to switch to sand and I need some peaceful fish that would stir my sand and do fine in my sorority tank and also wont bother my cories.
I heard about mts but it seem that they propagate really fast. I need something small that won't add too much of a bioload.

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Try Siamese Algae Eaters or Otos
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How big is the tank?

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Kuhli loaches? I know those little things like to burrow themselves. I've seen them burrow in gravel..ouch >.>

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How big is the tank?
55 gallons.

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Some loaches would be your best bet.

Oto's and algea eaters dont burrow, so they would be useless in your sand stirring quest.

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Oh well you have a big selection, like small eel types, loaches and types of catfish. Im doing an unconventional aquatic animal for mine.

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You could also get some of those freshwater clams!
they burrow in the sand and then sift through it for any uneaten waste. A seller on AB in the invertebrates section usually has them.

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You could also get some of those freshwater clams!
they burrow in the sand and then sift through it for any uneaten waste. A seller on AB in the invertebrates section usually has them.
I posted a thread about those, but it seems like is reallyhard to care for them.

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Ooh, I knew there was a thread on them but didn't spend too much time reading it.
Still, I say if you can get them cheap enough, they would w worth a shot.
Otherwise MTS or loaches

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