I have a 75 with 5 1.5 - 2 inch rbp's, If I add a catfish to help keep the tank a little cleaner what are the chances of survival? I read that they can eat some left over stuff on the tank floor and help water conditions. Any thoughts?
yeah you can get bottom dwellers for the tank, there is no guarentee as sometimes it will work, and sometimes it will not
all i can really recomend is not too get an exspensive one, something like a common pleco will do the trick, good luck
or maybe a chinese algae eater... just make sure the bottom dweller has caves for hiding in and that it isnt an aggresive one
i got a common pleco for 5 bucks (canadian) dont know if thats too much or not. But his stupid ass just sits there sucking on one spot on the glass! I havent seen him anywhere else for over a week now, how much crap can there be on one spot! stupid fish, im afraid when the piranas do eat it, hes gonna leave a bigger mess behind than he cleaned.
the crayfish i put in the tank got eaten to 3 days but he was an idiot he kept on goin after the piranhas.and the catfish was always eating the food i drop in.that is probalby why he is not here anymore.
I think pleco's (they're just tough mofo's that can hold their own) and raphael (or talking) catfish (very secretive, and only come out at night, when the p's are sleeping) are the ones that have most chance to survive for a longer period.
I'm keeping 2 pleco's with my reds for more than a year, 5 raphaels for about half a year. I have a group of cories and a clown pleco's in there as well, also for quite some time, but they are an easier meal than they ones I mentioned earlier, ime.