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    Default Is it possible to have too many bottom feeders in a tank?


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    I have been throwing around ideas for my new 29g tall and this is a potential stock list I came up with.
    6 Otos
    3 Ghost Shrimp
    5 Neon Tetras
    5 Harlequin Rasbora
    1 Bumblebee Cat
    1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco
    Is this too many bottom feeders for this size aquarium?
    Will they all get along okay?
    I want this to be a heavily planted aquarium with a beach like aesthetic to one side. This tank is still in early planning stages; it's still sitting in the box.

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    You can keep a lot of bottom feeders as long as the overall bioload doesn't get to high and as long as you make sure that all of them gets food.

    About your stocking. I would be a little worried that the bumblebee would eat your shrimp.
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    From that stocking list, only bottom feeders I see are the shrimp

    Never kept a BB cat, but the BNP will feed from all over the tank, not just the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    From that stocking list, only bottom feeders I see are the shrimp

    Never kept a BB cat, but the BNP will feed from all over the tank, not just the bottom
    I was more worried that the Bumblebee Cat, Otos, Pleco and Shrimp all hang out on the sides and bottom. And that they may feel over crowded because all of them are likely to be hanging out around the drift wood or rocks.

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    The otos and pleco will hang out on plants and deco, as well.

    One thing with otos is that they need an established tank with lots of algae, they feed constantly, never stop...w/out enough algae, they will starve to death

    Not a good fish to keep in a newly set up tank
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    Personally I would be very careful about the bumblebee cat.

    They are a very good fish to eat anything that fits in their mouth.
    And any fish that can fit could become dinner at some point.
    Also they are generally quite nocturnal.

    In saying that with a little of thought about stocking, and planning they are such a wonderful looking fish
    Great personality and a blast to watch.

    Just wish they were more comming around nz to be able to keep them.

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