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  1. #1

    Default Which catfish can I have in my tank?

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    I'm looking to keep some cichlids such as.....yellow labs and other semi/middle aggressive's. What catfish can I put in with them? I quite like the Angelicus and the Red Tail. Thanks for any input! =)

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    those cichlids you are thinking of aren't semi-agressive. african cichlids as a group are probably the high end of aquarium fish agression.
    when you select fish make sure you look at potential size as well. I am not 100% sure what fish you are referring to by angelicus(is it a synodontis?)
    but I can tell you that a redtail grows to 5 ft. and requires less a tank and more a pond. some of your other preferred fish also get pretty large, such as frontosa.
    For your tank a group of mbuna and maybe some synodontis are probably the best way to go.

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    Synodontis are the best bet, just make sure to pick a lake species and not a river species. If the tank was bigger then you could also consider rehoming one of the common plecs your fish shop has that's looking for an appropriate sized home.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you everyone!! Yes the Angelicus is a synodontis as from what I have googled. It's a black cat with white dots. Thanks for the knowledge on the "lake vs river" cats...and the growth size of the red tail, I wasn't aware but definitely wouldn't have purchased without this knowledge anyway. I'm just trying to figure out what I am going to have LONG before I buy! Catfish sorta creep me I was looking for a species that wasn't to hard to look at! LOL ;)

  5. #5


    2 Not allowed!
    Confused as to why you'd want one if you don't actually like them?
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail

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    0 Not allowed!
    LOL I don' oldest son (22yrs) wants one and I sorta agreed that it would be fine, if it were compatible and not to hard to look at! ;)

  7. #7


    1 Not allowed! is an attractive fish and should work in a small group with your tank.

  8. #8


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    Good suggestions above. If you want a pretty cool looking catfish that can handle more aggressive fish, you might consider Platydoras armatulus. They get to a decent size and are pretty well armored. When they do come out (usually at night), they're pretty fun to watch, too. I'd get at least 2 to keep them comfortable.
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