What about Synodontis petricola "Pygmy Synodontis" catfish? Okay or not? - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hadn't even thought of the zebra loaches eating the shrimp. I guess it's good I'm thinking of this before I buy either fish!

I'll have to do a lot of checking before I have anything shipped in. If I did run into a problem with them eating the shrimp, I couldn't just return them to the store (yeah, that's after I catch them!).

Looks like I'm back to square one.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 02:06 AM
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I have 5 of the multis and 5 of these.
They where tank breed at a pH of 7.8 and a KH of about 6. My KH is about 2-3 range with the dolomite sediment. GH is about 4-5.

They should be fine over long time frames in these conditions.
Other non rift Syno cats are fine over very wide ranges also, they are pretty tough fish.



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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 01:37 PM
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Take a look at Mochokiella Paynei. These fish are very attractive and barely get 2 inches.



or Synodontis Flavitaeniatus, they only get 4-1/2 inches and are very nice to look at.
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RMC, I can't disagree that they are really pretty fish. But if they'll eat my amanos, I can't have them.

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I've amanos with these fish(all).
I suspect they eat the smaller Amano's.

But I still have a few shrimp running around.

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Tom, how small would you consider "smaller Amano's"? I think my smallest is around 1".

I'd sure love to have some pygmy synodontis if they don't eat my amanos! I have really liked this fish for a long time. They would add the final touch in my tank.

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I do have them! three to be exact. they are verry cute but i do thin they get quite a lot bigger then 3" thats about how big mine are right now though.
they have a really good temperment and school with each other, they are the smalest fish in my tank but get along fine with my feather fic catfish. most of the time they hide in and around the drift wood. there much more active at night and when im feeding them
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 PM
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I have set of 7 Microsynodontis. Very interesting fish. However they are predatory towards small shrimp. My microsynos are very reclusive though. They tend to hide amongst the woodwork only to come out in a frenzy with water changes. That's typical breeding behavior though
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