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post #1 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Ideal Tropical semi-aggressive fish for new aquarium?

Hello, I am setting up a 55 gallon community aquarium. I would like to know if putting in pictus catfish would be a bad idea?..please answer
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 03:13 AM
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Pictus Catfish should be kept in groups a single specimen will hide alot and not be very active, also iv heard they can eat smallish fish?

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11 Neon Tetras
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot, it's not set up yet. I'm going to get the tank this week and hopefully set it up the same day.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 01:29 PM
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Sounds nice, any idea on stock list yet??

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 05:43 PM
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The profile suggests that although they're not perfectly docile, your 55g should be large enough for you to do a school of Pictus cats. You said "semi-aggressive" and this looks like it.

Lovely fish by the way. Please do it.

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3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
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10 Dwarf Pencilfish
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-02-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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I actually just finished setting it up. I filled using buckets instead of a garden hose. I had no fish in there so I didn't need to worry about them getting stressed. I wanted to go with a tropical community tank rather than semi-aggressive. Thanks for all the comments guys and this is a great forum.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-02-2010, 11:49 AM
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Just wanted to say welcome to the group and point out that at the top we have a tab that you can click on and read about fish you may be interested in. I have a 55 gallon communtiy tank and I love the variety of fish you can have in a tank this size. Oh and by the way we love seeing pictures of peoples tank so feel free to post some. ; )

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