View Full Version : Need a bottom Dweller

06-02-2008, 03:08 AM
What Bottom Dwelling Catfish or Pleco would be found in the same waters as Cuban Cichlids?
any help is much apreciated

doug z
06-02-2008, 03:35 AM

From the profile I read on them, they sound pretty aggressive.. :(

06-02-2008, 03:51 AM
Mine is only to Fish of similar shape, she was with 6 little texas cichlids, she gave them such a hard time, now shes with a discus and Black ghost Knife. and theres not a problem between them at all

doug z
06-02-2008, 03:54 AM
How big are the Cubans? How big will they get?

How big is your tank?

06-02-2008, 03:57 AM
Atm he is onlu about 2.5 inches, the tank he is in is 80litres, i know its small, im working up to a bigger one atm, theres a lot of filterations and hiding places. the cuban does get to 10 inches i believe

doug z
06-02-2008, 04:00 AM

Looks like only a fairly mature common pleco would do, and they need a 125g..

(they get up to 10+", too..).

06-02-2008, 04:01 AM
Dont clown plecos only stay small?

doug z
06-02-2008, 04:12 AM
Yes, Clown, Bristlenoses and Rubberlip plecos top out at 4"-5"..

Common plecos (Hypostomus punctatus) get up to 12"..

06-02-2008, 04:35 AM
i might just grab little clown or bristlenose then, until i get the bigger tank anyway

doug z
06-02-2008, 04:49 AM
Hopefully they'll be ok...

06-02-2008, 05:12 AM
Synodontis catfish of suitable adult size, or an Asian upside-down catfish would likely be fine in a larger tank. I'd recommend at least 300 liters, but bigger is always better when dealing with large cichlids.