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Old 09-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Cleaners with Cichlids?

75 Gal African Cichlid tank.. Just curious if there is any sort of invert or something to get left over food from the bottom? I have a couple albino BN plecos.. But is that all id need? I dont need anything, just curious if anything helps.. ha. THanks!
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If you have food on the bottom that africans are not eating you are way over eating. Synodontis catfish is what a lot of us have I keep Pictus cats
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If you have food on the bottom that africans are not eating you are way over eating. Synodontis catfish is what a lot of us have I keep Pictus cats
over feeding? & Theres not a lot on the bottom.. & what i see that makes it too the bottom, normally isnt there after a couple of minutes.. I was just curious.. i like Shrimp & i know they wouldnt survive with Cichlids, i was just curious if there was anything neat that would go with the cichlids.

I like the look of Pictus Catfish, but i dont think id have enough room for any? after my cichlids grow..
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Cories might be able to stand up to the cichlids.
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I like the look of Pictus better :P But Im not entirely sure how big they get.. Cories are alright, but they look at tad big funny lookin when they grow up..
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What species of cichlids do you have? Pictus cat have spines. A my old teacher's oscar tried to eat a pictus but the spines got stuck.
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What species of cichlids do you have? Pictus cat have spines. A my old teacher's oscar tried to eat a pictus but the spines got stuck.
I have 42 Fry right now, 10 of each, Yellow Labs, Rusty, Hara, & Maingano. I know its alot, as they grow i will be keeping a 1:4, M:F ratio.. THen i have a Frontosa, who was given to me, about 2-3 inch.. Will be rehoming him soon.. a couple Albino BNP, & some Zebra Danios i used as starter fish to make sure my tank was completely cycled..
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The pictus cats will eat the fry I think.
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Probably right now, the fry are about an inch long.. Im actually surprised the Frontosa has left them alone.. But he doesnt mind them.. Also, the pictus ive seen in stores are fairly small.. I might invest in a pair in the future, when the fry grow a bit.. they are growing fast.. If i was to get them would pictus and Albino BNP get along?
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Pictus cats have a big mouth and would try to go for any fish. I had a pictus choke to death on a platy.
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