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squirt_12
11-17-2007, 06:54 PM
ok well i know that i have made alot of threads on catfish but i am trying to find one that i like the most.

ok questions:
1) max size? i read that they usually stay under 6 inches??
2) food? i read that they eat anything they can get in their mouth??
3) fast or slow grower??
4) planted or nonplanted aquarium???
5) caves?? i read that they do becasue they like to hide??
6) min. tank size???

well the ones at my LFS right now are abouot 0.5 - 1 inch big.

EDIT- this one....my friend is interested in one and wlel i don't know much info about it.
thanks.

Siamese Fighter 1
11-17-2007, 07:13 PM
Synodontis catfish devour snail too. another snail eater. they like rock works like the one you got for the puffers.the bigger the tank the better they like to be in groups like corys

Drumachine09
11-17-2007, 07:18 PM
Which synodontis? Eupterus, Nigreventris, etc?

Siamese Fighter 1
11-17-2007, 07:22 PM
Which synodontis? Eupterus, Nigreventris, etc?

are u talking to me Drumachine09...if u r Synodontis petricola are the one that eat snails

Drumachine09
11-17-2007, 07:23 PM
No, I am asking squirt. He never said which syno he was asking about.

Siamese Fighter 1
11-17-2007, 07:26 PM
ohh.... sorry

Incredulous_Ed
11-17-2007, 07:44 PM
I had some synodontis nigriventris for a while, but I never saw them.

squirt_12
11-17-2007, 08:17 PM
well i don't know what type...it didn't say on the tank at my LFS....well it is small (right now) and has little spots on the, they are grey with black spots.
thats the best i can describe them.

TowBoater
11-17-2007, 08:21 PM
I don't know what type it is, try the link I will put below. Also, I have a featherfin and he will get 8" but he is VERY cool.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg.cfm?pCatId=1163

squirt_12
11-17-2007, 08:30 PM
it looks like this one Synodontis Eupterus Catfish (Synodontis eupterus) but the one that i saw was like ALOT smaller and skinnier than this one.