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I have a 5" and 6" pink vieja fenestratus with two of their 1 1/2" fry and 2 3" Vieja maculicauda in the same tank with no issues. It's a 125 gallon tank.

I've been eyeing another vieja at the LFS for several months now and nobody has taken the first bit of interest in it but me. The owner of the shop, who I have become good friends with, has offered to give it to me since nobody seems to want it. It looks almost exactly like photo 4 in the profiles here of Vieja synspilum, and is in absolutely beautiful condition - they just want to move it on so they can use the tank for other stock.

He also has a 5" red-tailed shark that I was considering adding into the tank to help keep the tank clean. Everytime I've had them in the past, they almost as good as corydoras keeping the bottom clean. I've never had them in with CAs though before - is this a bad idea?

With this being an established tank, is there anything special I should do when introducing them to this tank? Should I set up a divider just in case?

Any thoughts/feedback is appreciated!
 

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Long term you are going to problems mixing those fish. The fenestratus go nuts as they get older, so do the BB's. I had one before that had to be kept by himself as he got older. Another vieja type fish would be out of the question. They just don't like conspecifics very much.
 
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