General African Cichlid Discussion • New Setup Recommendations

For general questions and issues. Post here if you are unsure of their origin or if you have questions about mixing.

Moderators: DJRansome, nodima

New Setup Recommendations

Postby karpomatic1 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:24 am

I'm changing my 125 over to an African tank. I have the opportunity to get a school of 12 to 15 Synodontis Angelicus relatively cheap. Knowing that they hide quite a bit, I am looking for recommendations on what free swimmers I can have that would be compatible. I was thinking of Congo Tetras but wanted to know my options on not very aggressive cichlids. I thought about Frontosa but the water parameters are too different. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
User avatar
karpomatic1
 
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Location: South Jersey

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby Roos421 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:03 am

"recommendations on what free swimmers I can have that would be compatible" all depends on various things.

mbuna cichlids only tank?
Or haps/peacock tank?

I am sure many more folk pull put there bobs worth in.
Roos421
 
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:43 am
Location: Australia Victoria

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby punman » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:23 am

I know lots about frontosas but not too much about Synodontis Angelicus.

I don't think the water parameters are too different to be a problem.

My concerns would be that I hear Synodontis Angelicus can be aggressive and frontosas (except at times amongst themselves) are not. Diet might not be a problem if you are feeding a good quality pellet to both but if you are using blood worms and so on for Synodontis Angelicus , then no to the frontosas. If you want to breed frontosas, then Synodontis Angelicus could interfere.

Frotosas are usually bought as a specialty fish - the main focus - not as an add on.
Tanganyika Cichlids all the Way!
135 Gallon: Ten Frontosa mpimbwe f1
Fish tanks - betcha can't have just one!
User avatar
punman
 
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:59 pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby karpomatic1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:19 am

I'm not looking to breed anything. If it happens then it happens. I'm open to any suggestions as long as they're not overly aggressive.
User avatar
karpomatic1
 
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Location: South Jersey

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby DJRansome » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:37 am

Why not cater to the Angelicus and do a Congo/riverine tank?
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
DJRansome
Global Moderator
 
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby james1983 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:48 am

Angelicus get pretty large and mine is more of a loner that doesn't seem to care for other catsfish. The African river tank is a great idea though. Congo tetras, rope fish, butterfly fish and a cichlid like buffaloheads would make an interesting tank.
james1983
 
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: savannah, ga

Re: New Setup Recommendations

Postby karpomatic1 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:13 am

DJRansome wrote:Why not cater to the Angelicus and do a Congo/riverine tank?


That is my current thought. I am just weighing my options besides Congo Tetras. The focus is on the Angelicus but I don't want the tank to look empty when they're hiding either. I bought some small powerheads to add current to the tank for that river feel.

james1983 wrote:Angelicus get pretty large and mine is more of a loner that doesn't seem to care for other catsfish. The African river tank is a great idea though. Congo tetras, rope fish, butterfly fish and a cichlid like buffaloheads would make an interesting tank.


The Butterfly fish is an interesting possibility. I'm not digging the Buffalo Heads though.

These are good ideas. Please keep them coming.
User avatar
karpomatic1
 
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Location: South Jersey


Return to General African Cichlid Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 12 guests