Good Vacuum Fish For Cichla?

Blakewater

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What're some good clean up crew fish for a peacock bass tank? Dimensions are 96x30x26 with medium to high flow with hidey areas to escape the current. I was thinking either a couple of flagtails or a marbled achara catfish but whatre some other options that would actually make the tank cleaner? Not a pleco that will eat my driftwood and create as much waste as it cleans.
 

islandguy11

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What're some good clean up crew fish for a peacock bass tank? Dimensions are 96x30x26 with medium to high flow with hidey areas to escape the current. I was thinking either a couple of flagtails or a marbled achara catfish but whatre some other options that would actually make the tank cleaner? Not a pleco that will eat my driftwood and create as much waste as it cleans.
Personally I'm a big fan of Flagtails, ultimate tank cleaners imo -- constantly eating & tidying up the tank but w/o the huge waste of a pleco. However while I've never kept 2 FT's together, I've heard (esp. when in the 'teens') they may have a tendency to fight each other for dominance so you might consider to get just 1 and then 1 of something else (my tank is just about same size as yours (4" higher) and 1 fast growing 9-10" FT keeps it really clean.

Sorry I can't really offer any other alternatives as you ask, just think it's hard to go wrong with a FT if one has a decent sized tank or bigger.
 
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