View Full Version : Upside down catfish with africans?

02-09-2010, 01:18 AM
Hi, I have 4 african cichlids in a 55 gallon tank

2 of them are peacocks and two are from lake Tanganyika (im not sure exactly what kind)

I have had them for 6 months and it has been perfect. Very little fighting and water is perfect (ph is 8, Ammonia 0, Nitrates 20, Nitrites 0)

I want to add some more fish and i was thinking upside down catfish because i have read they will work with the africans.

is this true? All my fish are about 4-5 inches

i was thinking of getting 3 is that good? or will they not work together

02-12-2010, 07:25 PM
Upside down cat is a common name given to a number of synos. Its most often used for synodontis nigriventris. If the UDC youre asking about is S.nigriventris , I wouldnt recommend it. Im not saying it wont work , just that there are synos more appropriate for the setup. S.luccipinnis , S.multipunctatus , or S.petricola would be a better choice IMO.