09-24-2009, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by adiumroot
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