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Old 03-30-2014, 04:57 PM   #1
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Flowerhorn tank mate question.

I have adopted a flowerhorn as the person who bought him didn't realize he had a mean streak. I have him in his own tank and was wondering if I could put a cobalt crayfish or something similar in with him. He's in a 55 gallon tank that's all rock scaped currently. I am planning on adding a star moss wall and some driftwood.

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The pic of him was him in my large aggressive tank until his new one was set up.

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Old 03-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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More than likely, your FH will kill a crayfish after a molt. Finding a tankmate for a FH is going to be tough, lol. It's probably best to just keep him as a single specimen.
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That's what I was afraid of...i didn't know if there was something similar that might be better. If not he will get his own tank. : ) Thanks!

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Old 03-30-2014, 08:18 PM   #5
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If u want a bottom dweller I would
Look Into syno catfish!! They've been known to handle oscars and are actually quite beautiful catfish to be honest
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If u want a bottom dweller I would
Look Into syno catfish!! They've been known to handle oscars and are actually quite beautiful catfish to be honest
I didn't think a catfish would be able to handle the FH...i guess with good hiding spots it would. I just looked at some pictures they really are good looking fish. Thanks!

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I didn't think a catfish would be able to handle the FH...i guess with good hiding spots it would. I just looked at some pictures they really are good looking fish. Thanks!

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Yes in my opinion there the best looking catfish and some of them get pretty big though so be careful which one u choose!!! And they can fight off tough fish so as long as u have a big enough tank I think it would be great
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I really don't think that's a good idea. FHs are supposedly quite intolerant of tankmates. They are a lot more aggressive than oscars from what I understand.

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I really don't think that's a good idea. FHs are supposedly quite intolerant of tankmates. They are a lot more aggressive than oscars from what I understand.

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Well it does all depend on the fish!!!! I think I had the most aggressive oscar ever!!! Eat my pleco eat my other oscar so I tried a 4 inch syno knowing him it went for him right away an it have it a taste of it's own medicine and he never attacked it again!! So it kinda is the fish but FH's are known to be aggressive.
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A large pleco would probably work with him. Syno cats im afraid would be lunch.
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