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Old 08-19-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Catfish / Algae Eaters with Cichlids

What catfish for algae eating can I keep with cichlids? Canít see them being friendly to snails or bristlenoses.

Only small (6-7cm) Cichlids currently in a 4 foot tank.

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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Look at Botia Loaches. Red Tails or YoYos. They are tough & durable scavengers. Neither will directly eat algae, but will thoroughly clean up the bottom, which in turn will limit nutrients available for algae growth.
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Look at Botia Loaches. Red Tails or YoYos. They are tough & durable scavengers. Neither will directly eat algae, but will thoroughly clean up the bottom, which in turn will limit nutrients available for algae growth.


Thatís a good idea - hadnít thought of Loaches. Iíll have a look what I can see of those and maybe even red tail/rainbow sharks
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Here's a pick of one of my Red Tail loaches aka Y. Modesta Botia. They look a lot like Red Tail Sharks, but are far more benifical. Great scavengers.
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Here's a pick of one of my Red Tail loaches aka Y. Modesta Botia. They look a lot like Red Tail Sharks, but are far more benifical. Great scavengers.


Nice big loach!

Looks like something hard to find in Aus. So far Iíve found Clown and Yo-yo Loaches. Iím sure theyíll do the job
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