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post #11 of 16 Old 05-05-2007, 02:44 PM
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Id say get a bunch of synodontis cats (eupterus, decorus, angelicus, petricola, multipunctatus) are all pretty cool catfish.
dont some of these get pretty big? i havent got the tank yet but i cant really afford anything too massive.
also i read somewhere that its best not to keep more than one of these type of fish. or is that maybe only one of each particular fish kinda thing?

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I keep and breed synodontis petricola. They are great fish. Actually just posted a classified ad here. I can ship them.

They dont' get bigger than 4.5". You can keep more bottom species with synodontis petricola, but you are right, some of the other syno cats you can't. The petricola like to be in groups and swim around together, they are very fun to watch.
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-05-2007, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much flyfish, unfortunately though, I've already stocked the tank half full, and don't have room for a group of fish. I really appreciate the offer though. Thanks :)
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post #13 of 16 Old 05-05-2007, 09:00 PM
I've got a Gold Ancistrus, which only gets to 4" and is really cute at the moment. He's probably my favorite fish in that tank. Nothing in the tank seems to phase him, and he's really active during the day (although i didn't see much of him for the first month or so as he was so small.) Lovely fish.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-05-2007, 10:59 PM
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Thanks very much flyfish, unfortunately though, I've already stocked the tank half full, and don't have room for a group of fish. I really appreciate the offer though. Thanks :)
Whew, I forgot to look where you were from..... I haven't shipped fish to Scotland.....and international shipments haven't really been an option. Enjoy your fish.
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-06-2007, 09:20 PM
Some synodontis' can be very territorial. I guess they take lessons from some of their African neighbors, the cichlids.
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Some synodontis' can be very territorial. I guess they take lessons from some of their African neighbors, the cichlids.
I have noticed this with the 2 I have just now, or rather, only 1 of the 2. She doesn't bother anyone as such, but if anyone attempts to go into her part of the cave she hunts them.

The other, despite being much bigger, likes to stand vertically, head down, into a plant, despite there being numerous other places where she could sit. It seems like very odd behaviour to me, but it seems to please her, so who am I to argue?
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