Originally Posted by dougmatt21
Any good ideas on a good bottom feeder compatible with african cichlids? Also im scared that it may choke on the sand substrate? Could that happen
Most synodontis species work awesome. I have 3 Synodontis Multipunctatus, 1 Syndodontis Decorus, and 1 Synodontis Schoutedeni. They get along well. I have a 180 gallon tank. You should keep either 1 or 3+. 2 may fight. Synodontis Petricola, Njassae and Flavitaenatus work as well. Depending on how big your tank is you should keep in mind that they are nocturnal and will be active at night. You should have enough space to allow them to swim and not bother the cichlids that are not active at night. Decorus, Eupterus and some of the others get very large so you should do your research on the catfish first.
They are a great addition.