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Old 06-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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I have a 36 gal tank with platys mollies guppies plecostomus etc . I was wondering if a raphael catfish would work in the tank .
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Yes but you would need to target feed him because this species can be shy.
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Ok thanks
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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What species of pleco so you have? Also you'll need to move the mollies to brackish water
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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Common plecostomus
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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You need to give the pleco a bigger tank
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Ok we'll my sister has a 55 gal and she is taking it for that tank
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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You'll still need a bigger tank.
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I will probably give it to someone with a huge tank then
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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Is it just the pleco,mollies and guppies
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Dwarf gourami and ghost catfish a
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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Those sound like compatible fish.
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So far so good infact I just found some Platy fry . How many babies do platys usually have ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 PM   #14
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Platies normally have around 30 fry. You may want to give away some of your livebearers to prevent your tank from being over crowded with fry
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Ok we'll I only found 3 fry so far . Do you think the rest didn't make it . :|
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If it's a small platy I wouldn't be too worried. You can trade them in to your Lfs for store credit.
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Ok we'll I really hope they survive then
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #18
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Platies are prolific breeders so if you lose these guys don't feel bad
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You need to give the pleco a bigger tank
Common plecos will work for awhile. No need to get rid of him right away.
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Yea I plan to leave him in for months if not a year then give him away when he absolutely can live in there
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