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09-07-2012, 07:35 PM #1
I was THIS close!
Sooooo I almost bought on impulse today, but I didn't. I hope you guys are proud! Lol!
I saw the upsidedown catfish today, and I just love it! Can anyone offer any info? Don't worry, I'm gonna do other research as well, I just like to know what you guys think.
Current stock for 55g.
1 Dwarf Gourami
24 Neon Tetra
8 Serpae Tetra
9 Kuhli Loach
1 Ghost Shrimp130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
09-07-2012, 07:40 PM #2
I hope this example is followed :-D
I have no exp with those Mandy but your restraint/discipline is to be admired & emulated.
In other words.. I like the way you're thinking here :-P, Excellent call IMO.
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09-07-2012, 08:12 PM #3
09-07-2012, 08:18 PM #4
IMO, i wouldn't put another bottom dwelling species in your tank. And good job on preventing yourself to buy impulse!Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL
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09-07-2012, 10:56 PM #5
Thanks guys! Yea I was worried about that as well Paul. I guess that settles it then. I just thought they were so interesting!130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
09-07-2012, 11:10 PM #6
One of my all time favorites! I wish I could get some more of them. The upside down cats are actually a schooling species, Mandy. So to have them, and enjoy them more, you would really have to relocate your loaches and add around 5 of the cats. They don't need a big school, like the tetras, but they come out and about a lot more when they're in a group. I have 2 in with my Africans, and I really only see them late in the afternoon, and in the evening when it's their feeding time. I love watching them though!
Oh, and if you do get some one day, make sure that you're buying Synodontis nigriventris. The other types of upside down cats can grow too big.
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09-07-2012, 11:13 PM #7
Sounds like you might need to start a second tank??? If you can make it work, that's one way to have additional stock you want without it causing problems in an already-established community. You can build the second tank around its own compatible stock, just as you did the first one.
Congrats on the willpower, by the way!
--mermaid20 gal. high: planted; 3 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 2 glofish,, 1 zebra danio, 1 rosy red (fathead) minnow, 2 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.
09-08-2012, 01:36 AM #8
Oh man mermaid. If my house was bigger I would have more. I already have three! A 55g community, a 10g dwarf puffer, and a 1.5 g snail tank.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
09-08-2012, 03:52 AM #9
Oooh! I'm looking at these for my 65 with a Severum and pair of kribs if I can kick the cories out into another tank!
I don't really want another fish I never see though... Kuhli's put me off nocturnal fish.
09-08-2012, 07:51 AM #10
an upside down cat would eat your neons in that setup. good job waiting.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!