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can pictus catfish live with female bettas safely?
Old 09-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #11
 
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oh no, ive just seen what the bristlenose looks like, im afraid thats not for me.....no offense to those that have them, but they would give me nightmares
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #12
 
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maybe a raphael catfish?
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:43 PM   #13
 
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Haha. Bristlenose, especially fullgrown males can look intimidating. So I guess cories are your next best bet. For bottomfeeders, I'm a fan of plecos and cories, so my choices are limited to those two.

I'm not familiar with raphael catfish so let's wait for others to answer. Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #14
 
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their said to be quite peaceful, and love sandy bottoms, which is what i have. half sand, half river rock. but they say they get to be 9 inches, yikes. ok i guess im stuck with corys LOL

i do not want a fish bigger than my hand in my tanks HAHAHAHAHA
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:54 PM   #15
 
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I see. Goodluck with the cories! They are quite sensitive but will be very very fun if taken care of properly.

Interesting to hear about your rule about fish. I know someone who's into monster fish and he says that fish with adult size less than 18 inches is not worth keeping! LOL!

Actually, that's the nice thing about the aquatics hobby. Lots of species and characteristics of fish to choose from!
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #16
 
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i enjoy my fish individually.....i like different types, but know each and everyone of them, their personalities and traits LOL i must have tooo much time on my hands.

nah, i just love fish ;)
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:01 PM   #17
 
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Haha. Bristlenose, especially fullgrown males can look intimidating. So I guess cories are your next best bet. For bottomfeeders, I'm a fan of plecos and cories, so my choices are limited to those two.

I'm not familiar with raphael catfish so let's wait for others to answer. Good luck!
Which is exactly why I have a female BN. Those bristleys look kinda freaky to me too. My female is not showing any yet, and I hear that in all likelihood she will never grow any. (hope so!)
I've got loaches for bottom feeders which is why I can't keep cories. Loaches are too rambunctious for the peaceful cories. I forgot what size of tank we talking about here? You may be able to keep a group of the smaller species of loach.

Raphael's are nearly the same as far as pictus in regards to nocturnal feeding habits. What I've researched is that they're fairly shy and anything that can fit into the mouth usually ends up there. An adult raphael can reach 5 to 7 inches which gives it a pretty large mouth, enough to swallow a small female betta .
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:22 PM   #18
 
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ya thats what i read and posted earlier. i just want something a little different than corys if i can help it. my sorority is a 55 gallon. and im ONLY going to have the female bettas in it. so it has to go with them. what kinda loaches are you talking about that do clean up?

i like the khuli's but can never find them here :(
i dont really like the dodo's
maybe clownloaches? i think their aggressive?
what do you have?
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #19
 
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55gl gives you lots of option as far as loaches go. Clowns are get much too large for a 55gl. Dojos are a temperate species and prefer much cooler temps than bettas. Kuhlis are very shy and you might not see much of them. I'd look into the Botia striata (zebra loach), Botia kubotai (polka dot loach), Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (dwarf chain loach). These are all loaches I'd have if I had the room for them! These species are all relatively peaceful and wouldn't bother your bettas. Maybe google them and tell me what you think??
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:40 PM   #20
 
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oh now, this is what im talking about ;)

i really like these. i dont think anyone local sells these, ill haave to look into that. they typically only have the clown and dojos

this look really interesting and the dwarf chain is one u can train to eat from your hand! lol, not that im into doing that

thanks for sharing these w me
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