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    will any medium sized catfish work?

    so i have a 55 gallon tank with
    cherry barbs
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    angelfish
    and green bristlenose plecos
    im wondering if i could add like 3 pictus cats or 3 syno petricola to the mix without anybody gettin eatin or if you have another suggestion that could work.





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    I def wouldn't do the pictus, they seem to robust for rams and would make a snack of yours barbs as they get bigger. I personally love syno petricola, only thing to consider is that they are schooling fish and do better in groups of 5 or 6 over 3 I would say, though synos like harder water then rams, who prefer soft water.

    Cories would work well, along with loaches like kuhli maybe? I am a little biased, but I absolutely love these guys!
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    i really like the medium sized catfish, i just love how they look. i dont think i could fit 6 sinos with my stock. darn



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    oh and im pretty sure i have hard water thats why i got the gold instead of blue ram.



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    i think im going to do some honeycomb cats or bumblebee cats. im going to do some research on them tomorrow.



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    gold rams are the same species as blue rams AAF...M. ramirezi
    20 gallon long planted
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutfish View Post
    i really like the medium sized catfish, i just love how they look. i dont think i could fit 6 sinos with my stock. darn
    I totally agree on that! I love my synos looks, hence why I decided to order fish from online for the first time. They are only 3/4"-1" long, but already have gorgeous coloring and are so awesome looking, even my Daddy who doens't care about fish (except for pictus, oscars, and other "monster fish") likes how they look.

    I did a lot of searching on kitty fish, and here are some that I thought *MIGHT* work, def research more prob, using aqadvisor is a good start imo

    ~Porthole Catfish (Dianema longibarbis) (not as striking as the synos, but still cute imo) get to be 4" long, peaceful
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...15&pcatid=2815
    ~Honeycomb catfish/oil fish (these guys are CUTE!) only get to be 3"
    http://www.azgardens.com/p-1083-catf...h-oilfish.aspx
    ~Dwarf bumblee bee brazilian 2.8"-4.3" http://www.azgardens.com/p-1201-catf...n-catfish.aspx
    ~Golden red tail catfish http://www.azgardens.com/p-1153-catf...-red-tail.aspx (not sure, but worth a look)
    ~Hoplo cat http://www.azgardens.com/p-1256-catf...hoplo-cat.aspx
    ~Saddleback loach (never heard of these guys in my life, but their cool) http://www.azgardens.com/p-1993-saddleback-loach.aspx
    ~Banjo catfish http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20Banjo.htm

    I;d check out the misc catfish pages on this site as well http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,...cellaneous.htm
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    i realize theyre the same species but ive heard gold rams are heardier bc theyre rarer and not breed as much.



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    oh and thanks for the suggestions!!! i think ill be doing honeycombs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutfish View Post
    oh and thanks for the suggestions!!! i think ill be doing honeycombs.
    Of course, I'm always happy to look up catfish rather then do bio homework...hehe It was lots of fun, I think I might get the honey combs as well someday, similar coloration to synos, and they are super cute!

    Def post pics after you get them!!
    10 gal planted with 4 male guppies
    10 gal planted with 6 ADF'S and 4 kuhli loaches
    Adopted 2 year old female pitbull dachshund heeler mix, Roxy
    Brother and sister 8 year old kitty cats, Jasmine and Samson



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