|07-30-2012 10:07 PM|
|mistergreen||Hillstream loaches and freshwater gobie (Stiphodon) would work.|
|07-30-2012 09:00 PM|
|07-30-2012 02:02 PM|
|07-30-2012 01:59 PM|
wait wait wait, you misread me
I keep mystery snails with my cichlids, you can look in my 75 gallon journal
I want to try nerites though, but as of yet it is untested lol.
Don't forget either that cichlids can be individuals. My geophagus kept trying to eat the mystery snails for 3 days, then when he kept failing he just stopped caring about their existence and let me add as many of them as I want
what kind of cichlids are you looking at btw?
|07-30-2012 07:38 AM|
|Shanster||Hybridherb - I am so glad you said you keep the nerite snails with your cichlids. I have been constantly checking out these snails, but I was concerned the cichlids would destroy them. I will certainly be getting some of them in my tanks!|
|07-30-2012 04:18 AM|
I think my tank is a little warm for a fast-stream loach, but they do look pretty neat. I'm considering a couple of Yoyo loaches and a few Amano shrimp once I get more plant action happening.
I can only choose between the Petco in town and the LFS, which has black hairy algae on their false plants D: Between you and me, would you recommend ordering fish online?
|07-30-2012 03:27 AM|
what about those sucker type loaches like butterfly loaches?
if you want something more traditional though, I would go with a combination of ottos, snails, and some sort of shrimp
I like my cherries and my amano shrimp, mine even eat BBA (and I am soooooo happy for that...if I have a small plant that is covered in BBA i throw it into my shrimp tank and it is spotless in about 2 days)
As far as snails, I'm in love with nerites and mystery snails. My nerites are amazing algae eaters, and I just like how mysterys look and how I can use them in my larger tank with cichlids (though if I can get like 25+ nerites I'd try them in that tank as well, just to see what would happen)
|07-29-2012 11:48 PM|
|07-29-2012 09:13 PM|
|LB79||Kuhli loaches are great for pebbly substrates.|
|07-29-2012 07:22 PM|
If they are smooth rocks no shape sides like real river rocks I would say a Bn Pleco. They love hiding in rocks and cleaning them.
How big is the tank. What kind of water flow does it have a strong current? What temp? A hills team loach could be a good choice depending on the temp of the tank. Depending on size a group of Garra could be good they come from rocky areas.
You can't go wrong with snails.
|07-29-2012 05:22 PM|
Rocky bottom cleaners
My substrate consists of larger river pebbles, about 1cm wide on average. Which fish would do well cleaning these rocks without damaging their faces? Would a snail or some shrimp be better, or are these pebbles too large for shrimpies?
Thank you~ I'm working on getting some decent photos.