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Old 10-24-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Synodontis earing tropheus fry

I just have a question
Will my featherfin synodontis try to eat my tropheus fry?
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I just have a question
Will my featherfin synodontis try to eat my tropheus fry?
How big is the AFF?
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About 4 inches long I think
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About 4 inches long I think
Hmm, I'd say its possible... Unless you can make a bunch of tiny tiny caves, maybe take some small PVC & wedge in between some rocks?
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I've got a bunch of rocks/caves in there already which I'm guessing is keeping the little man alive at the moment, what size do you think the tropheus fry needs to be before the featherfin stops seeing it as an easy snack?
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I've got a bunch of rocks/caves in there already which I'm guessing is keeping the little man alive at the moment, what size do you think the tropheus fry needs to be before the featherfin stops seeing it as an easy snack?
Probably a little over an inch, the syno is only 4, his mouth isn't quite big enough yet.. Plus the fry should be able to stay hidden since they are much smaller. The syno couldn't very well get to those spots..
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Will my featherfin synodontis try to eat my tropheus fry?
Absolutely.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 PM   #8
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Absolutely.
Well depending on the cage system, & seeing as the syno is already at 4 inch, it can't get into the smallest of caves..
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Well depending on the cage system, & seeing as the syno is already at 4 inch, it can't get into the smallest of caves..
Suit yourself Syno's are very opportunistic eaters and often used as population control. Size is pretty much irrelevant as I've seen on other forums that even microsyno's eat fry. To each they're own I suppose. I can tell you by experience that not even 1 fry has made it in my main
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Suit yourself Syno's are very opportunistic eaters and often used as population control. Size is pretty much irrelevant as I've seen on other forums that even microsyno's eat fry. To each they're own I suppose. I can tell you by experience that not even 1 fry has made it in my main
My syno's used to eat all my mbuna fry.An excellent way to control population.
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