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Old 07-17-2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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bottom feeder for Central American tank

so, I've been thinking I need something to prowl the bottom of my tank looking for dropped crumbs.
any ideas?

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Old 07-17-2016, 02:43 AM   #2
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Not sure about the central american theme

But I love these:
Dinosaur Bichir

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Old 07-17-2016, 10:13 PM   #3
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the Bichir would be cool, but I'm thinking more of a bottom feeder, than a predator who hangs out on the bottom. I was thinking along the lines of a Pictus Cat, or something. it has to be able to survive in a fairly aggressive tank.
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Not sure what size tank and you did presumably only request one, but you could try clown loaches
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I renctly got hold of a Banjo Cat. Super cool south American bottom feeder.

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Striped or spotted raphael cat would work, but you may never see it. I have 2 striped raphael cats in my tank, and I rarely see them.
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I was kind of hoping for something that won't end up a foot or more long.
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Maybe a smaller synodontis cat. They seem to be able to hold there own against aggressive fish.
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I have 5 huge brochi's (emerald cory) and some bn pleco in mine.

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Hoplosternum cats are fun and active


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