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PostSubject: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:18 am

Hello,
I am new to the aquarium world and just started a 29 gallon tank 3 weeks ago, I have 9 glo fish, 3 glo fish tetras, and today i added a wonderful bristlenose to my tank! =] I have some good hiding spots as well as a volcano aerator. My BN is still a little guy and i was wondering what would be a good scavenger friend to help him clean up the bottom of my tank. I also got algae waffers for him. Any advice would be great!
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:08 am

cory catfish are a good friend of the bristlenose. quite cute too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:09 am

welcome by the way Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:11 pm

Yes I listened to Doug and he is spot on with the Corydoras Catfish recommendation. They are tops fish I got 9 juveniles after his recomendation.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi,
If it's cleanup your looking for I personally like kuhli loaches (Pangio kuhlii). They are fairly flexible with water parameters and they really do look awesome in my opinion.However if you want to stick with a south american theme then as Doug recomends you can't go past cory's Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Thank you Doug, I was thinking of getting a cory but wanted others opinions =]
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Also would you suggest just one or more? And what kind of cory do you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:55 am

personal fav

Sterbai Cory, fairly common and look nice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterba%27s_corydoras

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:56 am

Thanks again, would you suggest just one? Also i was reading that sharp substrate can hurt corys when they are scavenging. I currently have Petco Black Lagoon Aquarium Gravel. Is that too sharp for them? I'd post a link to it but i don't have the privilege to yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:10 am

not sure as i dont know that gravel.

How big are the grains? they prefer the finer gravels.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:37 am

To be honest I have no clue... =[ they a lil smaller then a pea id say
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:33 am

I just added my 3 lil corys to my aquarium and they are getting along great with my other fish and are a fun addition to watch =] thanx for the advice
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:30 am

Cories are great little guys if you like some activity in the tank. What type did you go with? I have Peppered and Leopard Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:34 am

Dange wrote:
Cories are great little guys if you like some activity in the tank. What type did you go with? I have Peppered and Leopard Smile
Leopard are they nice looking. I got 3 of each Peppered,Bronze,Albino. I'm lookIng for some Sterabai, if Leopard is easy to find I'll try to get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristlenose scavenger friend?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:32 pm

From what the person at the pet shop told me they are spotted corys...prtty darn cute and about an inch long right now!
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