What is a good bottom feeder (not algae eater) that grows to a decent size and wont eat smaller fish ? I have a 55 gallon tank - I don't mind cleaning the substrate, but it seems a lot of the food I feed the Tetra's and Molly's ends up falling to the bottom. I realize I'll have to feed the bottom fish in addition to his/her cleanup role.
Some of the corydoras species get around 3 in Long. A 55 would be large enough for a school of those. I guarantee that any fish food that makes it to the bottom will be consumed LOL.
there are also numerous types of loaches that would be acceptable as bottom scavengers. But remember whatever you get it's not just there to clean up after the other fish. You will need to remember to target feed them as well.
Sweet ! I started building a school of green Coryís - got 2 so far ... soon as the Amonia drops Iíll add 4 more . Thanks for all the good advice !! I will probably get a loach at some point when I find one I like.