Originally Posted by mommacoke
I have a 20 gallon tank with s small convict fish. I bought a huge tank as my project tank and there was a convict in it with no filter system and it was only a few inches deep. I had to save the little fella so I put him in my 20 gallon. It was cycled and ready. I just live a long way from a pet store and was waiting. Anyhow, the tank has algae growing. I tried putting a snail in to help (on the advice from the owner of the pet store) and he ate it rather quickly. I feel so bad for the poor guy but didn't even know until I looked and there was an empty shell in a short time. I am worried about putting anything in with him. What can survive in a tank with this guy?
Get a bristlenose or 2....They are not shy and fun to watch as they are very active pretty much all day. Avid algae eaters. You might want to put some small pieces of driftwood in there 1) the bristlenose love to rasp on it as it is actually something good for their digestion...2) it will make your tank look more natural and make your fish feel more secure. I have a 55 gal
with 2 longfinned bristles and my back wall is pretty green in spots because I keep it for a grazing ground. Supplement them with a algae tablet or 2 as well.