View Full Version : Looking for a good bottom feeder
05-05-2009, 07:34 PM
Hello all! New to this forum. I am in need of some advice. I currently have a 10 gal tank, I've had it for almost a year. With filter, air pump etc. The only residents I currently have are a male Betta (Sobek) and two Ivory Apple Snails (Akuk and Hermes). I was wanting to add a fish or two to my aquarium, to help with the betta's scraps of food and a little algae. I like to feed him a variety of food including freeze dried and occasionally some live food (which he really enjoys ^_^ )
I have heard perhaps pygmy cories? or Corydoras catfish? Any other ideas? Thank you! =)
05-05-2009, 07:40 PM
The pygmy corys would work but they wont eat alage. You snails should take care of any left over food etc. I dont know the bio load of snails but assuming it is low, 3 little corys should do well.
05-05-2009, 09:07 PM
Coryadoras catfishare a family and pygmy corys are a species of coryadorasthumbs2: I would go with 6 of a species of cories the smaller ones are better for that size of tank.
05-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Get the smaller cory,either pygmy or hasbosus.There is a good thread about the hasbros at this very moment,it has some very nice pics of them and some good info.You could easily get 10 of them.
Agreed with corys, particularly the pygmy variety.
Love the name of the betta, Sobek the crocodile god. I used to have a green iguana of the same name.
05-05-2009, 11:17 PM
Thanks for all of the quick replies! Could the Corydoras Habrosus possibly be called a "salt and pepper" catfish? I was at the pet store today restocking on some food and saw the little guys swimming around for 2$ each. So 10 of those or 6 pygmys? And yes, Sobek stays true to his name lol He's a fiesty little fish. Thanks again!
05-06-2009, 06:47 AM
Hasbrosus are usually called dwarf or pygmy cory's, "salt and pepper" are more likely a larger (growing) species. One thing to consider, dwarf cory's are all wild-caught. This means they're less adaptable/tolerant of different water conditions than tank-raised fish. If your water is suitable for them, you're good to go. If not, I'd recommend some Hara hara or a similar species for a 10 gallon tank. Another possible choice would be a bumblebee catfish. They only grow to 3".
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