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dane918
 
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Catfish for cichlids?

by dane918

What are the best type of catfish that are able to live with cichlids...i know not all fish live in high pH waters, so i was just wonderding wat cat fish are best suited to these conditions?
also are there any special considerations for catfish wen there in a bigger tank with other fish...like do u have to feed them special food or anything like that?
thanks
 

mro2you2
 
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by mro2you2

Upside down catfish is the best it from the lake with the t (I cant spell it at the moment).


Ryand639878
 
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by Ryand639878

any type of synodontis work perfect. I had them in my african tank
 

dane918
 
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by dane918

well i was just wondering do u have to buy them special food...because i took everything out of my 2 foot baby tank, and they seemed to all have sdisapeared...ive never been told to feed them anything special, so i was just wondering if im missing sumthing?
 

ITFishGuy
 
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by ITFishGuy

I've always had luck with food that sinks for bottom feeders. Shrimp pellets work, but once the fish develop a taste for that other stuff doesn't look as good to them.


rcgman35055364
 
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by rcgman35055364

I keep a few Raphael cats in my tank. They have an armored "skin" and my Cichlids never bothered them. They grow pretty quick too.
 

dizzcat
 
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by dizzcat

I have a Rainbow shark in with my African Cichlids. The black catfish with red fins. He is now over 6" and holds his own with the aggressive Mbuna's. He eats the flakes and pellets along with all the other fish. I have never needed to feed him anything special.
 

mro2you2
 
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by mro2you2

RCQ3 - srry but the raphael is going to eat your cichilids at full size.
srry to ? my advise but Iv heard so many stores about synodontis Doing night massacers? im afriad I I get one ill kill my loaches and baby cichilids.


rcgman35055364
 
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by rcgman35055364

Mro2you2 what are you talking about? a Striped Raphael Catfish can get to be 10" and that has to be ideal conditions and a large enough tank. In no way will they kill cichlids, unless you have a full grown cat and thrown tiny juvenile cichlids in with it. Ive got two of those cats in each one of my three tanks and have NEVER had any problems with them.
 

vwfan79
 
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by vwfan79

I have a 90gal African setup and I keep 2 synodontis and 2 pictus cats in my tank and my cichlids range from 2" to about 5" and I've had this set up for about 2 years now and everyone gets along fine. As far as food you want something that sinks I feed Dainichi sinking pellets and sinking shrimp pellets as treats and cichlids and catfish eat both.
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