Bottom Dwellers on sand?

itrebebag99

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Any concerns with keeping bullheads on sand? I was planning using pool filtration sand with my black bullheads, but I am concerned with them ingesting the sand when feeding on pellets off the bottom. Also, they are quite messy, so would having sand instead of a bare bottom increase maintenance?
 

tlindsey

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Welcome to MFK ☺ The only thing I suggest is making sure your filter intake is not too low so sand doesn't get sucked up and damaging pumps etc. The sand will pass even if the Bullhead digested a little.
 
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Thomas18

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Just one more thing to consider is to make sure that the sand that you do get is smooth nad not sharp as im sure you can imagine what sharp sand would do to your fish if ingested
 
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