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I have a smaller tank and was thinking about getting a small catfish/algae eating fish. I know there are some dwarf cories out there, does anyone have any others they can recommend?
 

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Sometimes called the Gold Marble Bristlenose, the Ancistrus claro stays rather small at around 3 inches or so...decent algae demolitionist, too.
Double bonus, I will have to look around for one of those.
 

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Ghost shrimp are good scavenging bottom feeders, but not too great on algae. I think Oto's are a good pick too. Kuhli loaches will clean the bottom as well, and they're interesting to watch.
 

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Ghost shrimp are good scavenging bottom feeders, but not too great on algae. I think Oto's are a good pick too. Kuhli loaches will clean the bottom as well, and they're interesting to watch.
If they even come out when the lights are on. I can go weeks (or even months) without seeing mine (kuhlis) in a 10 gallon...
 

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Ghost shrimp are good scavenging bottom feeders, but not too great on algae. I think Oto's are a good pick too. Kuhli loaches will clean the bottom as well, and they're interesting to watch.

Excellent suggestion maybe mix some Ghost with some Ammano Shrimp. AS long as there isnt anything in there that can eat them.
 

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If they even come out when the lights are on. I can go weeks (or even months) without seeing mine (kuhlis) in a 10 gallon...
That's crazy. Sorry for you. Mine(I have three) are always around. I have a little rock cave they share with my pleco, an upside down catfish, and sometimes ghost shrimp, but at feeding time I always see at least two of them. I have an UGF and I have looked from the bottom of the tank and seen the BKL's under there, but they can get out so I just leave it alone until I can reset the tank. Maybe you want to have more hiding places for them. They seem to like weaseling under solid objects; probably a rarity in that they LIKE to be stuck between a rock and a hard place!
 

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That's crazy. Sorry for you. Mine(I have three) are always around. I have a little rock cave they share with my pleco, an upside down catfish, and sometimes ghost shrimp, but at feeding time I always see at least two of them. I have an UGF and I have looked from the bottom of the tank and seen the BKL's under there, but they can get out so I just leave it alone until I can reset the tank. Maybe you want to have more hiding places for them. They seem to like weaseling under solid objects; probably a rarity in that they LIKE to be stuck between a rock and a hard place!
It's a matter of having so much to hide in, actually. Lots of Rotala, Java Moss in that tank along with the decorations. They love to find the least accessible places...
 
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