bottom dwellers

  1. rebe

    Which bottom dwellers can work well together?

    I'm still brainstorming bottom dwellers for my 280L, and I think it would be cool to have a few species at the bottom. I already have my juvenile bolivian ram cichlid in QT. I am looking for fish that are peaceful and won't eat my hengels rasboras (about an inch in size). While I like the idea...
  2. V

    I miss having bottom dwellers

    I want something that'll occupy the bottom. I'm interested in shrimp since they barely have any bio load, but I've also heard they're sensitive. I have livebearers, so if they would eat them, I'd have to get Amano shrimp, which I'm not really interested in since they're not as colorful as other...
  3. meezazee


    Hi all:) I need your help. I have a 200L (approx 52 gallon) planted tank with neon and rummy nose tetras in it at the moment. I'm looking for ideas. What fish I can use to get some action at the bottom of the tank? Bare in mind I have aquasoil as a substrate which eliminates things like corys. I...
  4. heymissmiles

    Trouble getting food to Kuhli Loaches

    Good evening! I wanted some advice relating to my 4 Kuhli loaches. I've got a 40 gallon breeder stocked with the 4 loaches, 20 cherry barbs and a King Betta. I am having a VERY hard time getting food down to the Kuhlis. The barbs are so fast that they eat any frozen foods or flakes before it...
  5. B

    Platy seems very ill- please help

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this website so please be patient with me! About 4 months ago my father bought 4 platy fish for our tank (along with a Plec, a few neon tetra and a betta) (I know it's not recommended to keep a betta with platys because or their tails but they get on fine). It turns out...
  6. fisharecool789

    bottom feeders for gravel substrate?

    currently my 30 gallon has fertilizing dirt on the bottom, then a layer of black sand, and a layer of gravel on top. i was wondering if i could get any sort of bottom dweller for my tank ? everything that has been recommended to me so far and everything i have found online (cory catfish...
  7. F

    Cichlids with Bottom Feeders

    Hello! Currently I'm trying to build a cichlid tank. Right now I have a convict, a kenyi, and two bolivian rams together, but I will be moving the rams into a different tank tomorrow because the Kenyi has been bullying them. But that's not what I wanted to discuss. I plan on adding a few more...
  8. A

    Stocking query

    Hi all, I am soon to take back my Chinese Algae Eater (Sucking Loach), he's pretty docile for one of them, doesn't go for other fish just warns them off if they get near his area. He's about 4 years old now. Anyway I'm waiting for a new tank to arrive - 230 litres (~60 gallons) and he will be...
  9. J

    Cory Group Sizes And Alternatives

    Hi all,   I'm looking to get a few bottom dwellers for my 64l tank. It seems that cories are the most popular option, but I have a couple of queries.   Firstly, group sizes. I've seen some people say that they should be kept in groups of at least 4 and others say you need at least 10 for them to...