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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!
 

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"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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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DJRansome said:
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 said:
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.
 
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