View Full Version : what to get for bottom feeder?

01-07-2012, 07:33 AM
so i am currently debating with myself (yea with MYSELF, LOL) of which should i get for a bottom feeder on my 100G. choices are julli cory (or false julli), upside-down cats or emerald cats.

help me please! i could do a combination too. plus, is it true that upside-down cats are semi-aggressive?

cheers! thumbs2:

01-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Depending on which kind of upside-down cat you get they will predate upon smaller fish. In a 100 gallon I'd go with a large school of cories. Their behavior in large numbers would be incredible to watch, much more interesting than a smaller school of larger fish IMO.

01-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Have you considered a loach species? A nice group of yoyos would be very entertaining and would also scrounge the gravel for leftovers as well as snails.

01-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Just another vote for a larger school of smaller fish. I really corys as well and I think a large school of them would look great in a larger tank like yours and be very active and interesting to watch

01-07-2012, 03:30 PM
I really like albino corys! I think if you want catfish go with the really big school of smaller guys

01-07-2012, 03:39 PM
+1 for corys

Lady Hobbs
01-07-2012, 03:55 PM
For myself, it would be pleco. Don't know what kind but not a common. Something cool and something that doesn't grow into a giant. 9" for so.

01-07-2012, 04:02 PM
For myself, it would be pleco.

+1. clown plecos. Get max 4". Nice coloring, good as a scavenger.

01-07-2012, 05:54 PM
My vote is for cories. I love their interaction and they are constantly together.

01-07-2012, 07:17 PM
as for loaches, already thought about that but they need a rather big school and 5 and above of the yoyo/clown loach will take up most of my tank space.

i'm inclined to upside downs but then yea, they might be a little aggressive and predate on smaller fish.

for plecos, sorry but i don't really like plecos to start with. i will have otos in this tank though.

so other than emerald cory and julii cory, what kind of cory would you suggest? not sure if i would like albino as i'm not a big fan of albino species. no more peppered and panda cory please! :22:

01-07-2012, 09:37 PM
I really like the peppered corys in addition to the ones you have mentioned

I really liked the look of them the last time I had some

01-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Large school of sterba's corys would be awesome.

01-07-2012, 11:12 PM
A school of green or orange laser cories would look awesome

01-08-2012, 12:16 AM
My 2 cents - the peppered cories - I thing they are so entertaining.

01-08-2012, 06:55 AM
peppered... errr... i have them on all my tanks if i will get them for my 100G... lol, i am kinda staying away from them for now xD

what about this twig catfish? or the farowella catfish (or rainbowfish?)

01-08-2012, 07:16 AM
or glass catfish? anyone?

Fishin Phil
01-08-2012, 11:07 AM
Glass cats are cool, but I wouldn't really consider them efficient scavengers.

I vote for the big school of cories.

01-08-2012, 12:56 PM
I have glass catfish - they pretty much stay in the middle of the tank.

01-09-2012, 02:34 AM
ok thanks guys! i think my best bet will be the corys. will be deciding between emerald green, julii and pygmy if smart or petland have it here.

01-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Have you considered a loach species? A nice group of yoyos would be very entertaining and would also scrounge the gravel for leftovers as well as snails.

+1.... yoyo's are AWESOME fish and there are several to choose from!