My farlowella

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These are not bulky fish. But how many also depends on the payout of the tank and the other inhabitants. You can probably get away with having 5 if the tank is not already well stocked. My three lived in a 50 gal. which had a terrace system which cut down the water to likely less than you have in your bow. Here is how it looked in the first dry config.

 

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They also dont tend to be super active, so unlike another fish their length, they do fine in smaller tanks.

I have 2 in my 46g. Ive dabbled with the thought of another, but im also very heavily stocked so ive been sitting on the idea. For obvious reasons.

My platorynchus tolerates my vittata and i dont want to compromise their territories to food access by adding another for awhile.


Anyways, adding some more photos :D
Some of these are taken with my big camera, most with my cell phone.



"Twigbranch" my platorynchus. Reserved and shy. Shes the only one who eats wafers and veggies. The more dominant of the two fish.
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"Tree" my vittata. This one is more adventurous and less shy, probably because this one is still a juvenile. S/he has an obsession with hanging off of my filter baffle upside down lol
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And both together, reluctantly.
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These are not bulky fish. But how many also depends on the payout of the tank and the other inhabitants. You can probably get away with having 5 if the tank is not already well stocked. My three lived in a 50 gal. which had a terrace system which cut down the water to likely less than you have in your bow. Here is how it looked in the first dry config.

It'll be pretty heavily stocked.
My plan is:
2 angels
5 corys
16 blue emberor tetras (I'm sorta expecting some to die though)
4 (2m/2f) A. agassizi. I will hopefully be moving a pair to a breeding tank.
twigs


Nice pics NoodleCats NoodleCats ! Doesn't twigbranch eat algae too?
 

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Yes she eats algae too, they also eat a lot off the biofilm, but she is the only one of the two who will eat the supplements of vegetables and wafers
 

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Yes she eats algae too, they also eat a lot off the biofilm, but she is the only one of the two who will eat the supplements of vegetables and wafers
oh. I understand now.
 
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