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    Ok so I'm looking for a good scavenger Catfish/Algie Eater to put with my Oscars (they are still young 3 to 4 inchs in a 125) I prefer one which is active during the day as I never see my Rafael or Synos. I've had a couple people tell me that Corys do just fine with Cichlids but to me that would be like giving them a piece of Popcorn to eat?? So any Ideas what to get . Sorry postd this under Cichlids also didn't know how to move it sorry

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    Corys don't eat algae and personally I wouldn't keep them with oscars. As a scavenger you could look at Hoplo catfish? In terms of algae it is better to find out the problem that's causing algae than trying to get a fish to keep it in line.

    Most plecos as they age eat less algae so I'd stay away from them as algae eaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    Corys don't eat algae and personally I wouldn't keep them with oscars. As a scavenger you could look at Hoplo catfish? In terms of algae it is better to find out the problem that's causing algae than trying to get a fish to keep it in line.

    Most plecos as they age eat less algae so I'd stay away from them as algae eaters.
    Thanks for the reply everyone. I agree with you when these guys mentioned cory's(though I have always liked them) like I said to me it would be like popcorn for the Oscar's. I do have a large Raphael and two Synos Multi that are getting pretty good size. I only see them mostly after lights out though. The Raphael is a neat fish but kinda like a Bassett Hound (spends most of his time laying there watching everyone else, not much of a scavenger, loves his shrimp pellets). I will go on Planet Catfish and check out this Hoplo not familiar with it? I also love Pleco's they are like Oscars lots of personality but I've had them before they poop way more than they clean.. I looked up the Hoplo close to my Raphael? I am bad with the latin names!!
    Last edited by hawkerw; 11-09-2012 at 01:47 PM.

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    I always had SAE`s with my ̉scar`s, worked out really good as long as the SAE`s are big enough.
    just what worked for me.

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    Found a long video of my O tank.
    Sad very sad day that I had to give it up.

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    I kept Oscars for quite a few years they are a fantastic fish. They will not be small or peaceful like that for very long. My Oscars ate anything they could get in their mouth including each other when they got old enough to realize they both wanted to be "only fish"... I'm not sure what you can put in but IMHO I would not even think about putting a small peaceful little cory in with an Oscar.
    Can I ask what size tank you have?
    30 gal Freshwater
    1 young Angel, 6 Pepper Corydoras, 5 Harlequin Rasbora 1 Bristle-nose Pleco

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    cory cats would be lunch to a oscar. one catfish that maxes out around 9-10" and can hold it's own with large cichlids is pim. blochii (4-line cat). it is also an active catfish.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterbean
    I kept Oscars for quite a few years they are a fantastic fish. They will not be small or peaceful like that for very long. My Oscars ate anything they could get in their mouth including each other when they got old enough to realize they both wanted to be "only fish"... I'm not sure what you can put in but IMHO I would not even think about putting a small peaceful little cory in with an Oscar.
    Can I ask what size tank you have?
    I have a 125 gallon, currently running 1 FX5 and 2 406's also have air pump. Two 200 watt heaters. Currently running Artinic lighting (cheap though have had issues going to upgrade when I can?)

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