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I have a 75 gallon tank planted with crypts and swords. Fish inhabitants include Boesmani, Parkinsoni, Yellow and Red Rainbow fish. Are there any good loaches or small catfish that would be good tankmates AND will not eat the plants?
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corys, i have had clown loaches also with no probs. otos also
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There are many types of loaches and catfish that wil make good tankmates, as well as kind to your plants. My favorite loaches are Kuhlis, Yo-Yo Loach, Zebra Loaches (I love my Golden Zebra Botias ), Half-Banded Loach, and the list goes on. A good reference site for loaches is here . Although clown loaches are great fish, they do grow to huge porportions (8"+) so I would suggest you make sure you have a tank that can accomdate them.

As far as small catfishes - you can hardly go wrong with any of the Corydoras (corys). Great groundskeepers and come in about every coloration and markings you can imagine. The number of described Corydoras species is now one hundred and fifty four, with many more species as yet undescribed arriving in aquatic shops all over the country almost weekly, making the choice for customers almost endless. A good link for all the various breeds is located here


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HEY! Welcome kk! You have been a member for quite some time, I am glad you have finally decided to post!

All of the fish mentioned by Dogg and Sn8k would be good ones, the cories in particular.


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