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Adding synodontis species

Postby dorsal73 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:40 pm

I want to add 4 or 5 syno. cats to my 75g mbuna tank. I have been reading up on the petricola and/or lucipinnus varieties, they seem like a good(only) choice due to the smaller size. My question is can a 1.5" s.lucipinnus hold it's own against 2.5"-3" mbuna? If so, how do I feed them and not their greedy tankmates? Growing them out is not a problem as I am currently setting up a grow out tank, but I have quite a few surviving fry in my 75g already, hence my desire to put them straight in.
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Re: Adding synodontis species

Postby DJRansome » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:18 pm

Yes they should be fine and they will be greedy enough without you feeding anything special. Five is a good number for a group.

They are not going to eat the existing survivors. But anyone newly spit...the Synodontis get the babies at night when they are sleeping on the substrate.
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75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
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Re: Adding synodontis species

Postby dorsal73 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 pm

thanks!
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