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chris098 January 4th 08 10:46 PM

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im new to keeping fish,what are the best fish,to keep the bottom of the tank
clean,i have a 80lt tank


Tynk[_4_] January 5th 08 01:55 AM

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On Jan 4, 5:27*pm, Steve Wolstenholme
wrote:
On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 22:46:16 GMT, "chris098" [email protected] wrote:
im new to keeping fish,what are the best fish,to keep the bottom of the tank
clean,i have a 80lt tank


The bottom of the tank should not need to be kept clean. Why is
getting dirty? Too much food?

Steve


The best thing to keep the bottom of the tank clean is the person
that feeds the fish! Bottom cleaners may do a half decent affair but
its too much to be expected for fish to keep the bottom clean and
human intervention is stillgoing to be required.

Most any of the catfish in the coryadorus family do a fair job, as do
weather (DOJO) loaches. If your getting an accumulation of foods yuor
feeding too much...........The bottom may require a vacuuming on
occassion but it should not really become that dirty or full of
detrius etc that it is so noticeable. Usually there is an accumulation
of detrius that does build up over time that gets down betweenthe
gravel or substrate that needs vaccuuming out.......Use what is called
a Phython or gravel cleaner to clean substrate.........

Larry Blanchard January 5th 08 04:46 PM

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On Fri, 04 Jan 2008 22:46:16 +0000, chris098 wrote:

im new to keeping fish,what are the best fish,to keep the bottom of the tank
clean,i have a 80lt tank


Albino cory cats do pretty well, and they're fun to watch.


chris098 via PetKB.com January 7th 08 07:20 PM

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Steve Wolstenholme wrote:
im new to keeping fish,what are the best fish,to keep the bottom of the tank
clean,i have a 80lt tank


The bottom of the tank should not need to be kept clean. Why is
getting dirty? Too much food?

Steve

thanks,will cut down at feed times.

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chris098 via PetKB.com January 7th 08 07:27 PM

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Tynk wrote:
On Jan 4, 5:27*pm, Steve Wolstenholme
wrote:
im new to keeping fish,what are the best fish,to keep the bottom of the tank
clean,i have a 80lt tank

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Steve


The best thing to keep the bottom of the tank clean is the person
that feeds the fish! Bottom cleaners may do a half decent affair but
its too much to be expected for fish to keep the bottom clean and
human intervention is stillgoing to be required.

Most any of the catfish in the coryadorus family do a fair job, as do
weather (DOJO) loaches. If your getting an accumulation of foods yuor
feeding too much...........The bottom may require a vacuuming on
occassion but it should not really become that dirty or full of
detrius etc that it is so noticeable. Usually there is an accumulation
of detrius that does build up over time that gets down betweenthe
gravel or substrate that needs vaccuuming out.......Use what is called
a Phython or gravel cleaner to clean substrate.........

i have a gravel cleaner,which i do use from time to time when needed,all the
fish in my tank apart from the corys,are tetras,barbs,danios,glass fish,whats
the best way to get the amount of food right that you feed,so keeping the
bottom cleaner

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Larry Blanchard January 8th 08 04:29 AM

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On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:27:26 +0000, chris098 via PetKB.com wrote:

i have a gravel cleaner,which i do use from time to time when needed,all the
fish in my tank apart from the corys,are tetras,barbs,danios,glass fish,whats
the best way to get the amount of food right that you feed,so keeping the
bottom cleaner


You'll get various answers to that. If you feed twice a day as most do,
put a little food in - if it's gone in less than a minute you haven't
given them enough. If there's still some left after two minutes, you're
feeding too much.

For the cories, at most a half a bottom feeder tablet per fish once a day
should be more than enough. Don't feed them at all one or two days a week
and they'll do a better job of cleanup. But if you get the food amount
right for the other fish the cories will need fed at least 6 days a week.


chris098 via PetKB.com January 8th 08 09:48 PM

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Larry Blanchard wrote:
i have a gravel cleaner,which i do use from time to time when needed,all the
fish in my tank apart from the corys,are tetras,barbs,danios,glass fish,whats
the best way to get the amount of food right that you feed,so keeping the
bottom cleaner


You'll get various answers to that. If you feed twice a day as most do,
put a little food in - if it's gone in less than a minute you haven't
given them enough. If there's still some left after two minutes, you're
feeding too much.

For the cories, at most a half a bottom feeder tablet per fish once a day
should be more than enough. Don't feed them at all one or two days a week
and they'll do a better job of cleanup. But if you get the food amount
right for the other fish the cories will need fed at least 6 days a week.

thahk-you

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Reel McKoi[_10_] January 8th 08 10:39 PM

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"chris098 via PetKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
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thanks,will cut down at feed times.

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And remember for best fish health feed them a variety of food, not just one
brand.
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Tynk[_4_] January 8th 08 11:04 PM

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On Jan 8, 4:39*pm, "Reel McKoi" wrote:
"chris098 via PetKB.com" [email protected] wrote in messagenews:[email protected] thanks,will cut down at feed times.

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And remember for best fish health feed them a variety of food, not just one
brand.
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RM....
Zone 6. *Middle TN USA
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No real need to make supplemental independant feedings for most bottom
feeders like Corys. There is usually always going to be sufficient
foods that get by most fish to enable a cory to find food, or at most
all I ever put in with a cory is 2 shrimp pellets per
cory............so between uneated foods that get my other fish and a
shrimp pellet they have always done fine and bred to...so evidently
its more than adequate.

Reel McKoi[_10_] January 10th 08 02:46 AM

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"Tynk" wrote in message
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No real need to make supplemental independant feedings for most bottom
feeders like Corys. There is usually always going to be sufficient
foods that get by most fish to enable a cory to find food, or at most
all I ever put in with a cory is 2 shrimp pellets per
cory............so between uneated foods that get my other fish and a
shrimp pellet they have always done fine and bred to...so evidently
its more than adequate.
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I have 2 corys in each 55g tank. All are looking fat and sassy so they're
getting enough. :-) I drop a shrimp pellet in every other day or so because
the clowns love them too! The platys in the live-bearer tank also love to
nibble on them.
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RM....
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