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Algae Eater Compatibility

Postby lizardboy » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:44 pm

Hey! I'm new to this forum, and keeping aquariums in general. I was hoping to put in some otocinclus cats with my upside down cats, but can you keep more than one algae eater? Thanks :D
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Re: Algae Eater Compatibility

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:03 pm

If you have a LOT of algae. Not sure I would consider upside down cats algae eaters. They may not have the same requirements...what is the stock of the tank the upside down cats are in?
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Algae Eater Compatibility

Postby lizardboy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:33 pm

a small school of neon tetras and a pair of kribenses cichlid. They're in a 20 long tank
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Re: Algae Eater Compatibility

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:36 pm

This common name has been know to be used for Synodontis nigriventris. Planetcatfish says An ideal catfish for the smaller aquarium. Peaceful with both its conspecifics and other residents. To get the best out of this fish it should be kept in small shoals as you would keep Corydoras.

I would probably keep either a bunch of nigriventris or a bunch of otos but not both...

Here is the cookie cutter for your tank:
• Pelvichromis pulcher - 1 pair
• Synodontis nigriventris "Upside-down Cat" - 4
• Nann. unitaeniatus "1-lined African Tetra" - 6
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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