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Old 08-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hi. My Molly has recently had 10 babies. Will any cat fish eat them or,will they be quite peaceful.thanks
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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What kind of catfish do you have?

In my experience, they will consume anything that will fit in their mouths.

I left my molly fry in the main tank and they knew enough to hide in the java moss until they were no longer a target. If your tank is set up correctly for fry, you don't have to worry too much.
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Well the tank has only been set up for a short while but they are hiding and the other fish arnt to bothered. . I have most in a separate part of the tank, however some have jumped out into the main tank.

I havnt got any as yet but was looking for 2 to clean the tank so they should be pre occupied with that.

Possibly looking at flying fox, any suggestions for small cleaning cat fish?
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What size is the tank and which species and how many of them do you have in there now?
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #5
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Well the tank is only 25 ltr so not massive but there is only 4 mollies and 5 neon tetras. They seem to be very happy fish.
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Well the tank is only 25 ltr so not massive but there is only 4 mollies and 5 neon tetras. They seem to be very happy fish.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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That's roughly 6 gallons. You're actually overstocked already. This tank cannot support catfish or anything other than what you already have.
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I agree and you are going to be massively overstocked in a short period of time.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #9
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Ahh I see. Well I may have to get a tank for the other fish anyway (or given them up) so ill have to rethink. Thanks.
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Most of the catfish get fairly sizeable, so I just want to be sure you don't think that if you empty this tank out, you can reuse it for a cat. It just wouldn't work.
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No I would put the cat fish in another tank. Looking at 130ltr atm. So see how things pan out.
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Even with that size tank, you'll have to be careful as to which species you're looking at. My catfish may grow to 8 inches. I have him in a 75 gallon tank. They come in many sizes and varieties, so hopefully you can find something that works out for the tank and for you.
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