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Other than manually taking out my fishes poop is there any animal that might stir up the sand to cover it by itself. I was thinking malaysian trumpet snails but im just looking for more options. I have a 55 gallon tank with aragonite sand and the poop is really unattractive, another question is what do you guys recommend for toys for an oscar? Thanks in advance
 

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You should be doing weekly water changes(with an oscar in 55--multiple weekly) and do it with a gravel vac. Otherwise a net works sometimes.

Water changes are critical, especially in a tank that has a fish that is to the max of it's load. If you are having stuff float around consider more filtration, and a powerhead on the bottom to blow it around till the filter picks it up.
 

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The water is very clean, i do water changes on sundays and thursdays about 30 percent. I just do not like the way the poop looks on the bottom :p
 

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use dark sand! :D
about the toy, you can use some large marbles to see if your oscar likes to move them around the tank.
 

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I was thinking that, but then i have to empty up my tank and get the sand out :( lol, Ill try to get some marbles, do you have them
 

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you might be able to suck the sand out by gravel vac. or just a simple narrow hose ( it needs mouth suction to start the work ).

My pair used to play with marbles in their dig. heres a photo of my male from 1 year ago:

 

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get something that doesn't fit in their mouth so they have to push it, otherwise they pick it up and spit it some where else.
 
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