Cleaners

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Ianb262
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Cleaners

Post by Ianb262 » Thu May 19, 2016 10:53 am

I am looking for a fish or shrimp that can clean the bottom of my brackish tank(It has sand). A Diamond Gobie is too expensive, not to mention it is full marine.
I want something that will get along with my 3 Figure Eights
Thanks!
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Re: Cleaners

Post by pokeystar » Sat May 21, 2016 4:38 am

This is a tricky one, I had a dragon goby in my brakish for awhile. Tank had some muskippers on branches on top of the water, a figure 8 swimming in between the branches below water and a dragon goby, unfortunately the figer 8 eventually started to eat the dorsal fin on the dragon boby and they had to be separated.

I have heard of a brackish loach( Botia Robusta) but have no experience with them,

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Re: Cleaners

Post by Iliveinazoo » Thu May 26, 2016 8:20 am

Ianb262 wrote:I am looking for a fish or shrimp that can clean the bottom of my brackish tank(It has sand). A Diamond Gobie is too expensive, not to mention it is full marine.
I want something that will get along with my 3 Figure Eights
Thanks!
Not really, shrimps won't last long and I don't know of any fish that will help out without adding a greater amount of waste. Some have had good experience with Nerite snails but my Figure 8 constantly pecked at their feet.

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Re: Cleaners

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu May 26, 2016 11:13 am

You have to do your own maid service for BW. ;)
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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