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Old 09-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Good fish?

I have a 75 gallon tank with a 3 inch oscar. Im wondering could I put some type of catfish with him I dont want a pleco because they are dirty but what about a small catfish?

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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You could do a few pictus catfish or maybe a striped Raphael. Do you have anything else in the tank?
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No its just the oscar. Thats why im looking for another fish. But I like the striped raphael.
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Striped Raphael are kind of anti social but one of my favorite smaller catfish.
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Yea thats what I was worried about, I want a more social catfish, I like cory catfish but I know they will get torn up by the oscsr
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Go with 3 pictus catfish then. They are highly active and a lot of fun to watch.
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Are they big on waste? I like them but im afraid the oscar will get poked to death by their thornes.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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They are not the worse when it comes to bioload. They are no where near to what say a pleco is but every decent sized fish is going to have a bioload. As got their find every catfish that you could put in with you O without getting killed by him is more than likely going to have some nasty fins. It is a method if self defense. If your O tries to go after them he will learn his lesson quick and leave them alone.
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I just looked them up and I LOVE them. They are very fun too watch like you said. I think ill get 3. Thank you so much for your help
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