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Thread: Small Catfish?

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    hello all, are their any Catfish that stay small but look cool and would be good for the likes of a 30g
    I love the look of catfish with their barbels/whiskers and have a spare 30g tank and would love it if its possible to get one.
    cheers in advance.

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    Well technically cory are a type of catfish. I have 6 Sterbai Cory in my tank and love them.

    When it comes to corys they need to be in schools to be happy, but that is the only catfish I can think that would fit in a 30g

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    can we have the dimensions for your 30g? i just want to make sure its the same tank as im thinking....

    if its the 30g breader (36x18x12" ) then you can get some bigger ones, if you have the filteration and extra space.

    if its just a normal 30g (36x12x16") then a porthole cat would fit great and give you the catfish look you are looking for
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    +1 genocidex, on your suggestion of a porthole catfish. I don't see them mentioned very often. Another species, if you can find them, are the Aspidoras family.
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    I was gona suggest a smaller hoplo species, but that might be a bit of a squeeze.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Its 36x12x16 so a normal one just, is this the only 3 choices i have? or is the 3rd choice too much of a squeeze like scottishfish says?
    which is the easiest to care for? i have a 150g canister filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    i beg to differ, there are plenty of catfish that can fit in a 29g tank. anything under 6" would be fine and i think there are easly 10 suggestions that would fit that tank fine...
    ^this is true. Im basing my suggestion off of what is more commonly available in lfs's, or at least what i see in my area.
    there are plenty of catfish to chose from that would work in a 30gallon, as you stated, but most stores keep the reg: red tailed, pictus, cory cat, pleco, syno UD, featherfin UD. I haven't seen anything outside of that in a store.
    So good point in calling that out

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    If you want something special you'll have to get your shop to special order or use aquabid.

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