Originally Posted by Bf92sy
Hi ya. Can anyone tell me what kind of cleaning fish are suitable for a fry tank. By this I mean fish that will clean up any left over food and sieve through my sand substrate to prevent toxic build up, but won't eat my fry.
The tank is only small at 30 litres.
I use corycats. I have 2 in my 15g guppy fry tank. I have NEVER witnessed them touch or even take any notice of the fry. They would be classed as none-aggressive, so you will be fine. I have sand in my tank and in the morning you can see all the potholes in the sand where the cats had a good sieve. I know they should be kept in group of 5 but mine are doing fine. If anything the fry bully the cats!!!!
Something else you should look into. I use a gel food called Repashy Gel Food. It's a powder you mix with boiling water, pour it into molds and it sets like gel. I mix some Harkari First Bites(fry food) in with the gel food. The fry love it. It means you can put a piece in and let the fry work away at it. The cats look after the rest. I find it a LOT less messy than other foods....