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Old 02-16-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Catfish for 125g?

I just put sand in my 125 gallon with 2 Oscars and a convict and now I'm looking for a good size catfish. Im not really interested in pictus because they don't get very big. And i like Red tail catfish but I really can't afford to have a 4 foot catfish. I want something medium-large size if I can. Any suggestions? And I also want something that's active during the day too.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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Bull head catfish. Stays fairly small. But not the best to look at IMO.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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Lima shovel nose catfish, eclipse catfish
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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Also some syndo's get pretty large
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I got a synd with my set up he active pretty good lookin at they ain't picky eaters
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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Couldnt find any of those. What if I do a group of 4-5 Pictus? Or a giraffe nose catfish?
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Syndo's r pretty common and I would go with them. Also eclipse catfish r sold at petsmart. Also the Asian bumble bee catfish is a good choice. And pitcus do get to a good size 8"
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How about a giraffe nose?
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #9
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I'd say none, oscars are a high bioload and IMO a large cat would push the tank to or over it's limit, especially a messy species like red tail or shovelnose. Just my opinion. I would get anything that gets larger than 6" personally, if you're dead set on a cat
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:11 PM   #10
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Okay then yes I'll wait and not get a catfish until I upgrade my canister filter.
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