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Old 08-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Bottom dwellers

I have a 29 gallon tank that I've been working on for a while. It's cycled and filtered and kept at 78*f. I currently have:
1 blue gourami
2 mollies
5 harlequin Rasboras
1 albino bn pleco

I want something to help make the bottom look less bare. I've thought about cories but at the only place around me who caries them they're $10 a fish and I can't do that. I'd order them but shipping on most sites is $30+!! I'm leaning towards maybe Amano shrimp. Any ideas of a fun peaceful fish that stays in the bottom and would be good with my tank mates?? Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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Corys are $10 at my LFS as well. They must be difficult to breed.

Dwarf Ottos may be a nice option, though they tend to be where the algae is. Glowlight Tetras may work for you, and look especially nice against a dark substrate.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:22 AM   #3
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I know they're not specifically a "bottom dweller" but it's their region of the tank. You could do say a pair of rams. If you really wanted too and are consistent with water changes and are experienced with keeping fish.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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My favorite are amano shrimp. You could get dwarf cory catfish, which only get in inch long. At my LFS they're only like 4 dollars.
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That seems pretty high for one of the common cory breeds. Do you have another LFS you can check out?


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No, I only have one reputable lfs. My other options are petsmart and petco which have very cheap cories but there's always one or two dead in the tank and I decide against it every time.
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Kuhli Loaches are cool bottom dwellers.


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Kuhli Loaches are cool bottom dwellers.


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+1 change my mind do the loaches. Funniest characters
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many of the bottom dwellers are nocturnal and hide all day
do you know how big a blue gourami can get , big enough to eat every other fish you have in that tank
your very limited in what fish you can get because of the size of your tank
there are a few small cat fish but do your home work
see if there is a lsf in a near by town
i have prices a bristle mouth pleco for $4.50 ,$7.00 and $9.00 for the same size fish in 3 different lfs
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If you want some personality on the bottom, get a "blue lobster" which is actually a blue crayfish.
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I don't know if it's just my fish but I have a group of neon tetras that love the bottom of the tank. Guppies and my rainbows go everywhere and my neons hang with the cories
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My cardinal tetras stay near the bottom too


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