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Old 02-22-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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Hello! My name is Kelly and I'm a beginner when it comes to tanks.

I'm so happy to find a good aquarium community...hopefully ya'll can help me!

I rescued my current betta about a year ago, and he's been going on strong. Unfortunately for me, he is one stuck up fish. After his food sinks to the bottom, he will not even consider eating it. I took the gravel out of his 10g tank to make it easier for me to clean, but he really doesn't like the slick bottom.

At his request, I put the gravel back in. Yesterday I went to the pet store to find some tank mates, and it was recommended I pick up some emerald green catfish to eat his leftovers. I thought they were gorgeous, so I took 3 home, without researching!

Online I read that emerald green catfish like to burrow, which is impossible with the large, rough gravel in the tank now. Would they be better off with sand? Black tahitian moon sand is what I've been considering.

Thanks for any help!
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Welcome to AA!

I don't believe you'll have issues with them and the gravel, although sand is an option if you like that look.
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Hello... You could do sand however they will be fine rummaging through the gravel pieces!
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