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Old 07-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #21
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Raphael's would be fine with mbuna. Extremely armored but they tend to hide all day. I had one with my Africans for years along within eclipse catfish.
I think they get pretty big though. I need a bigger tank to house one of those guys. Hopefully I can get a much larger tank by the end of the year.
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Mac at about 5-6" the Raphael does eclipse gets bigger at about 8". I had them in a 45 for easily 6-7 years then I sold them to make room for smaller Africans to kick start my tank again
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Mac at about 5-6" the Raphael does eclipse gets bigger at about 8". I had them in a 45 for easily 6-7 years then I sold them to make room for smaller Africans to kick start my tank again
What was the growth rate of your cat? I need a clean up crew, as my mbuna can be messy eaters and ghost shrimp can only do so much before they get killed. I'l thinking a few smallish cats would work so I guess I'm trying to stay under the 6 inch threshold max size.
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I bought him at about 4" and he grew to 6" in a about two years then stopped growing. I would say maybe 1" a year
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Otherwise some synodontis maybe a good choice.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #26
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OK, got all my bottom feeders in the tank. 2 S.Petricola (very small), 1 Honeycomb Cat (also small), 1 blue eye long fin pleco (3-4 inches), 1 Colombian pleco (4-45inches), 1 Common Pleco (3-4 inches), and 1 Albino BN pleco (very small as well). Waiting for my screwcumber to come in so I can give them a treat.
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OK, got all my bottom feeders in the tank. 2 S.Petricola (very small), 1 Honeycomb Cat (also small), 1 blue eye long fin pleco (3-4 inches), 1 Colombian pleco (4-45inches), 1 Common Pleco (3-4 inches), and 1 Albino BN pleco (very small as well). Waiting for my screwcumber to come in so I can give them a treat.
Not a common pleco, but I don't remember the type.
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