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danharper 05-08-2010 02:50 PM

Bottom feeder help wanted
I have got a 64 litre tank with 6 Malawi cichlids in it. I am looking at getting a bottom feeder for the tank and was wondering what i would be able to put in that would be able to live with the cichlids.

iamntbatman 05-11-2010 06:46 AM

Not much, really. There are some species of synodontis catfish native to the African rift lakes that make good tankmates for rift lake cichlids but a 64 liter tank is pretty small. What species of cichlid do you have in there, now?

1077 05-11-2010 08:00 AM

Agree with above, Synodontis Multipunctatus and or Synodontis Petricola would stand the best chance with your cichlids but would need larger tank. The Mutipunctatus can reach a little over seven inches and the Petricola would prolly push five inches.
With a 55 gal, I would opt for the Synodontis Petricola and your cichlids would also appreciate the extra room. As these cichlids mature,, I would not be surprised to see serious fighting for territory and the larger the tank, the more area for fish to establish their territory.

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