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post #11 of 18 Old 12-05-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks coolj, Yeah right now they arent too terribly bad but I know aggression will come with age.. Tis the reason I'm planning my rockwork now to keep them from being too overly aggressive. I'm wondering whats the most i can fit into the 50g. I've had various answers, from 12 being the most to 20 being fine with proper filtration.
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post #12 of 18 Old 12-05-2009, 10:53 PM
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its all about hiding spots filtration and w/c frequency. . .
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post #13 of 18 Old 12-05-2009, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Would adding 3 white labs, and 3-4 cuckoo catfish be too much? I'm running an emperor 400 right now and in january I'm buying a rena xp1 to go along with the 400. They say having 8-10x flowrate would be good, mine has a flowrate of 8x the gallons of water, 50 gallons and 400gph. adding the xp1 will help with that quite a bit so I'm planning to add the cuckoos in january.
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post #14 of 18 Old 12-05-2009, 11:55 PM
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I fear although the cuckoo catfish is good fit for many cichlid tanks , that a larger tank would be in order if cuckoos are to be kept as adults. I have three and they're adult size is near seven inches.

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post #15 of 18 Old 12-06-2009, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Ah, I heard they grow to around 6 inches.. I'd like to find some sort of catfish that I can add, Any Suggestions?
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post #16 of 18 Old 12-06-2009, 09:05 AM
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its all about hiding spots filtration and w/c frequency. . .
I agree althoug most people will say around 12-15 fish people have kept more than 20 mbunas in a 55 but they use a ton of filteration and huge water changes frequently. synodontis petricola are small and work well with mbunas but they can be pricey.
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post #17 of 18 Old 12-07-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Excellent, Excellent.. The Synodontis Petricola is the perfect fit for my tank, Thanks for the suggestion coolj!! I plan on buying 2-3 white labs and 3 petricolas. Towards the end of the summer I plan on buying a 75g tank. I'm going to be attempting to make a custom built stand, So I'll make it to fit a 75g tank. Fish are now doing fine, I'm about to do a 25% pwc. I'll be adding more CC to the other side of my emp 400. pH is lingering at about 7.6-7.8
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post #18 of 18 Old 12-07-2009, 08:25 PM
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Sounds like a good plan!
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