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Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Feather fin

Hey guys I have a feather fin and it's about 10 months old now. I was wondering what other fish would go great with it and why it hides all the time.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Check this link.

http://www.aquariumlife.net/profiles...ish/100062.asp

Possible Tank Mates: Gobies, african cichlids and other synodontis work well but many other community fish should do just fine.


What size tank do you have it in?

It recommends a 40g minimum.


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Not to sure what gallons converts to but it's about a 600 litre tank
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That's around 130gallons. I'm a litres man myself lol.

Is it the only occupant in the 600?



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Old 07-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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No there is also a turtle. I am redoing the tank as a wedding present to my Missus
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #6
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Could be worthwhile looking at cichlids with the size of your tank your possibilities are quite vast.

With the feather fin being an African catfish I would look at possibly setting up as an African cichlid tank. Putting an African twist on the decoration.



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Old 07-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Yep, my feather fin does real well with my Africans. They try to bully him some, but he is learning to hold his own.
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I have featherfins with africans and SA/NW cichlids. They do hold their own very well. They can be very shy and hide unless it's feeding time. Mine were like that for a few months. Now they "demand" that I rub their bellies when I do my tank maintenance.

I've heard turtles with africans could be an issue, but then again, anything with africans is really a toss up. Just depends on the individual fish's attitude. You could have a group of red zebras, some would be mild mannered, some would be evil little buggers.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #9
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African Feather Fins look amazing... But I wanted to ask a question before I make any type of decision on whether to buy one... The ones I see at petsmart seem to be really chubby around the stomach, is this normal? I mean I've seen some round fish before but they seem more chubby then round...
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Mine looks chubby right after I fead it. These fish are awesome, mine will come to the top and swim upside down to eat food with my Africans! Good luck.
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I add as well mine does fine with my Africans.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #12
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They usually have a chubby belly whether they eat or not. Its normal.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #13
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Ok good, I didn't wanna add one to my tank before I knew what that was about, thanks guys
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