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allaboutfish 06-16-2013 12:04 PM

can i add an eel or catfish?
 
I would like to add an eel or cat to my 120 high if I can. The stocking is as follows:
1-blood parrot
1-kirin parrot
1-green severum
1-jack Dempsey
1-cutterI cichlid
8-12-rainbow fish
1-common pleco
I have 2 canisters and plenty of rock work.
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Marbellohsdad 06-17-2013 08:16 AM

probably not. your tank sounds plenty stocked. sorry- a high tank is also going to cut down on surface areas for oxigen/water extchange.

allaboutfish 06-17-2013 10:03 AM

Here's the dimensions 48 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 25 1/2. I also have plants so idk about the whole oxygen exchange thing.
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1077 06-17-2013 10:16 AM

Were it me, and the pleco you have is commom pleco,then I would find new home for it and this would free up room for say Raphael catfish.
Common pleco's are often purchased as clean up fish, but if you consider the waste cretaed by these large fish,,then they provide no benefit to trying to maintain water quality.

allaboutfish 06-17-2013 10:27 AM

I rescued the fish from a 29 gallon. I'm not rehoming him BC that's practically impossible.
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allaboutfish 06-17-2013 08:44 PM

Would a peacock eel or black ghost knife work? I really like both of these.
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Sanguinefox 06-17-2013 10:31 PM

You will have a difficult time getting the eel to be fed without the other fish getting in the way or eating all it's food. I'd avoid putting eels in this tank period.

allaboutfish 06-17-2013 10:59 PM

I do large algae wafers that sink and feed at night. That's how I feed my pleco.
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allaboutfish 06-17-2013 11:01 PM

I could also put some brine shrimp in aquarium water and get it broken up and then pour it in.
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allaboutfish 06-17-2013 11:20 PM

Would the knife work I really want one?
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