Catfish For 30 Gallon Long
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Catfish » Catfish For 30 Gallon Long

Catfish For 30 Gallon Long

This is a discussion on Catfish For 30 Gallon Long within the Catfish forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Im hoping to stock my 30 gallon breeder with a catfish or 2. Dimensions: 36" L x 18" D x 12" High Originally I ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Adolfo's Cory
Adolfo's Cory
False Network Catfish
False Network Catfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Catfish For 30 Gallon Long
Old 05-31-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Catfish For 30 Gallon Long

Im hoping to stock my 30 gallon breeder with a catfish or 2.
Dimensions: 36" L x 18" D x 12" High


Originally I had asked about Pictus catfish but my tank was deemed too short for them c:


So I was wondering if there were other types of catfish similar to Pictus, like body shape and activity level but more suited to my tank. Im hoping to make this a specimen tank so I only want 1 or 2 catfish unless a group is needed. I've been looking around and havent really found anything.


Im not looking for Otocinclus, Corydoras, or Plecos. Mostly because I have/have had Otos and corys and a single pleco in a tank would seem dull :P




My tank is not set up yet so Im looking for ideas right now. I want to know what to stock before setting up so I can scape the tank to match the fish ^^
emeraldsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
 
Quantum's Avatar
 
I haven't kept them personally, but Synodontis nigriventris might be an option, the profile here doesn't mention tank size, but Synodontis nigriventris (Upside-down Catfish) — Seriously Fish says 30″ x 12″ x 12″ is big enough for a small group of three or four
Quantum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
I haven't kept them personally, but Synodontis nigriventris might be an option, the profile here doesn't mention tank size, but Synodontis nigriventris (Upside-down Catfish) — Seriously Fish says 30″ x 12″ x 12″ is big enough for a small group of three or four

Ill look into them, thank you ^^
emeraldsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
 
krish's Avatar
 
you could also try b/n plecos (bristlenose plecos). I've had great experience with them. They are dwarf catfish, and you should be able to keep about a pair in a 30 long. However, you will need a much bigger tank for two males. You could go with 2 females or one of each sex. They will readily breed in a community aquarium, provided they have a safe place to keep their young. Look into it :)

Happy fishkeeping,
krish
krish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
 
krish's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by krish View Post
you could also try b/n plecos (bristlenose plecos). I've had great experience with them. They are dwarf catfish, and you should be able to keep about a pair in a 30 long. However, you will need a much bigger tank for two males. You could go with 2 females or one of each sex. They will readily breed in a community aquarium, provided they have a safe place to keep their young. Look into it :)

Happy fishkeeping,
krish
so sorry, i hadn't read your original post clearly enough. I dont know how to delete this post, but pay no attention to me . sorry..
krish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #6
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
South American, or African bumblebee catfish? :3 They are quite similar.
October 2000 • Cat-eLog • PlanetCatfish
May 2003 • Cat-eLog • PlanetCatfish
Posted via Mobile Device
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Thank you all, I've decided to make this tank into a paludarium so catfish wont work anymore ;)
emeraldsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Featherfin Catfish and a 10 gallon cwgrl42 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 9 05-08-2012 08:22 PM
my 20 gallon long deekim916 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 06-02-2011 10:19 AM
20 Gallon Long watts300 Freshwater Journals 12 04-05-2009 03:27 AM
What kind of catfish can go in a 10 gallon? Deku Catfish 5 09-01-2008 09:20 AM
Catfish/Cory for 14 gallon aquarium? finsNfur Catfish 17 06-25-2008 01:57 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.