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White top afra hara

Postby Tenring » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:01 pm

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Ok so the tank is almost set up,75gal 48x18x21, running a FX6 for filtration.

I found a guy locally that is selling fry of these guys (see pic) considering picking up 8 or 10 so I can adjust once we can sex them. The other two groups would be Yellow Labs and Acei. Also one synodontis multi catfish.

Thoughts on the White Top? looks very nice to me but I have never kept them and any recommendations on our stocking thought is always welcome.
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:07 am

Sounds good, but do 5 Synodontis multipunctatus...they like to socialize and will be out and about more in a group.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby Tenring » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:51 pm

Thank you!

He has 4 Synodontis multipunctatus so I will grab them while I am there. :dancing:
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby Tenring » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pm

Wow ....according to some research I did on these guys the Synodontis multipunctatus gets to be 10"...is that correct? I thought they only got around 4" or so.
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:56 pm

Planet Catfish says 8.7" which seems large compared to the ones I have which are over 10 years old.

Synodontis lucipinnis (formerly known as dwarf petricola) are smaller.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby Tenring » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:06 am

Thank you DJ, I think the Synodontis lucipinnis might be the catfish I remember. Decision, decisions lol.

Thanks again for your help!
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby DJRansome » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 pm

You still want 5 of the lucipinnis.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby Tenring » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:48 pm

Unsure right now.....wifee does not like the idea of catfish. My goal was to keep the fry in check and not having to constantly deliver them to the lfs in trade for fish food. Years ago when I kept Mbuna, I remember it was a constant. That and trying to net the fry with all the rock in there was...well pretty much had to unload the whole tank. Once we decide for sure I report back.

Thank you for all your help
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Re: White top afra hara

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:48 am

I never have survivor fry, even in tanks without catfish. Try eliminating some of the smaller rocks to eliminate tiny fry hiding places where adults cannot get them.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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