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    Hey guys, as mentioned in one of my previous threads I'm planning a tank around a Senegal Bichir. I was given some advice that some good tank mates would be a school of Tiger Barbs, Nerite snails, a school of corydoras, and a more docile Chiclid (I was looking at Gymnogeophagus meridionalis). Is this sound advice?

    Also, the tank is 50gallons (36x18x18) and I plan on using sand and planting it heavily.

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    Hey guys, as mentioned in one of my previous threads I'm planning a tank around a Senegal Bichir. I was given some advice that some good tank mates would be a school of Tiger Barbs, Nerite snails, a school of corydoras, and a more docile Chiclid (I was looking at Gymnogeophagus meridionalis). Is this sound advice?

    Also, the tank is 50gallons (36x18x18) and I plan on using sand and planting it heavily.

    Thanks!!!
    Hmm... gee... keeping a predator well known for eating whatever fits in it's moth and that grows to 12 inches in a tank 3 times it's length and with small fish. Sounds like shop advice to me. I'd call it disaster waiting to happen

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    Hmm... gee... keeping a predator well known for eating whatever fits in it's moth and that grows to 12 inches in a tank 3 times it's length and with small fish. Sounds like shop advice to me. I'd call it disaster waiting to happen

    Indeed, my LFS gave me this advice. I admit it sounded odd to me to add those little cories with the Senegal. As for the barbs, it didn't seem right to me either, but I know of their tough reputation to it seemed a little more believable. As for the Chiclid, I know their badasses, so I believed that too. Good thing I got a second opinion!!! Thank you for the heads up!

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    Senegals are some of the easiest going fish in the world, I have kept them and love them. A 50g is a good size. What you need to understand about them is that they are not aggressive, and they don't hunt anything. This isn't an animal thats going to go and start chasing down your fish and trying to eat them.

    What they do is they motor around the bottom bumping off things and eating anything they can fit in their mouth that kinda smells like food. I'm pretty sure they are mostly blind, they definitely eat via smell. I was keeping two in a tank at one time, and watched one bump into the other and bite its fin right off and eat it. Neither seemed all that bothered by the situation.

    That's the kind of behavior you have to plan around. A large, blind, stupid mouth slowly moving around your aquarium. IE, it's never going to catch a barb, not in a million years. But a korey that sniffing around it's face could have a really bad day.
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