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Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby ALavaRock » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:21 am

I'm setting up a species only pseudotropheus saulosi tank and I would like to have some synodontis petricola in there as well. Would it be best if I introduced the catfish to the tank first? Or all at once with the cichlids? Or even after?
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby Old Newbie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:29 pm

I added my synodontis after the tank was established and fully stocked with Mbuna; they were completely ignored.
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby ALavaRock » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:55 pm

Old Newbie wrote:I added my synodontis after the tank was established and fully stocked with Mbuna; they were completely ignored.


Probably not gonna add them after.. Do you think adding them before would be alright though?
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby Old Newbie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:09 pm

They will be fine, just get them some appropriate food.
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby DJRansome » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Before will work if the tank is fully, completely cycled. Synodontis can be sensitive to water quality.
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75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby ALavaRock » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:31 am

DJRansome wrote:Before will work if the tank is fully, completely cycled. Synodontis can be sensitive to water quality.


Just finished my fishless cycle ! should be good
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby DJRansome » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:38 am

Wait several days to be sure it won't bounce around at all. What are the dimensions of your tank?
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby ALavaRock » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:10 am

DJRansome wrote:Wait several days to be sure it won't bounce around at all. What are the dimensions of your tank?


I'm not sure. It's a regular 90 gallon tank
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Re: Syno in African Cichlid Aquarium Question

Postby DJRansome » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 pm

Go for five Synodontis.
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