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Old 02-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Fish to clean my dirty sand !

So the white sand in my tank is getting more and more dirty looking from left over food pieces the fish I have don't eat. I have a BGK and a Red Tailed Shark. Any suggestions on a good bottom feeder to keep my sand clean ? My BGK is only 3-4 inches. Would putting cherry shrimp in there b okay or will he eat them ?

I read somewhere to limit the bottom feeders to make sure the BGK gets food...he won't come out to feed until he thinks it's safe (dark). I usually put food right in his hiding spot and he seems to b doing okay.
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The easier route would be to cut back on feeding and vacuum the sand more often.
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My BGK didn't have a problem if the cories ate his food. He'd just eat their eyes -.-

That said they do keep my sand tank substrate sparkling -.-
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My BGK didn't have a problem if the cories at his food. He'd just eat their eyes -.-

That said they do keep my sand tank substrate sparkling -.-
Sorry but having a brain freeze, what's a BGK
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Sorry but having a brain freeze, what's a BGK
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You can look at some loaches but that won't solve the problem. As mentioned earlier, less food and gravel vac is the way to go.
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Lol. Ok thanx. But I think the corys will do it
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Lol. Ok thanx. But I think the corys will do it
They will but as he/she already has a BGK I was warning them about the dangers of cory~BGK mixing
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