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xrayjeeper83 10-20-2009 11:55 PM

snail and cichlids
I have a 29 gallon tank with 4 cichlids and a black spotted cattfish(unsure of the name) and a pleco. After more research I have figured the pleco wont last due to size. So I am thinking about going with snails but Im not sure what will go with cichlids well.


Lupin 10-21-2009 12:43 AM

What species are your cichlids? Do you have photos of both your cichlids and catfish?

xrayjeeper83 10-21-2009 08:17 AM

xrayjeeper83 10-21-2009 09:07 AM

best picture, hes hiding under my pleco right now and wont come out lol

Tetra4life 10-21-2009 07:57 PM

In my 80 gallon I have yellow labs and jewel cichlids with two mystery snails and they are fine (but they did eat the babys).

xrayjeeper83 10-21-2009 10:15 PM

I saw some mystery snails at petsupermarket today that I thought about buying, but Im leaning more towards apple's if they can go with cichlids

Lupin 10-22-2009 08:58 AM

Mystery snails are still apple snails. You still have to monitor your snails very well and prepare a backup tank in case it does not work. What I would worry most is your synodontis catfish (possibly Synodontis ocellifer or a hybrid of S. eupterus and S. ocellifer).

xrayjeeper83 10-22-2009 10:13 AM

Alright cool. Maybe Ill go save a couple of snails from petsupermarket then. Im thinking of putting 2 in my 29 and 1 in my 5. If they get picked on in my 29 would it be ok to put 2-3 in a 5 gallon?

Lupin 10-22-2009 06:16 PM

The number will work just fine.

xrayjeeper83 10-22-2009 08:49 PM

Cool then Ill start with 2 in my 29 and go from there

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