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Feather Fin Catfish

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Highway, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Highway

    Highway New Member

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    I have a community tank, with the following fish;

    5 Buenos Aires Tetras
    5 Neon's
    9 Glow-lights
    2 Congo's
    1 Rainbow Albino Shark
    1 Red Tail Sharks
    2 Cory Catfish (the little ones)
    2 Clown Loaches
    2 Neon Blue Tux Guppy's
    1 Coolie Loach
    2 White Mollies
    2 Gold Dust Mollies
    2 Dwarf Gouramis
    2 Silver Sharks
    1 Algae Eater (two tone)
    2 Pleco (I think) Suckers (1 white, 1 dark tan)

    40 fish, in a 4 foot tank

    plus, What I think is a Feather Fin Catfish.
    This one is growing fast and is very aggressive to all others. Although it seems to be more bark than bite, I am concerned about the suitability of this big bruiser in the tank. He does add character to the tank and I would like to keep him.
    Would love to hear others opinion of this fish in my sort of tank. And any other problems you may see arising from this mix.
    Any thought's?
     
  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    the amount of fish is ok fir this size tank.

    IMO if fish have no good behavior, they have to go.
     
  3. Kuni

    Kuni New Member

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    It seems like a pretty chaotic mix. You'll create a more pleasing display by sticking to 1-3 types of fish.
     
  4. Highway

    Highway New Member

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    Yeah, your right, but the wife is an impulse buyer and cant control her urges at the fish shop.
     
  5. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have the same "problem" eith my missus. I went out to look for a light system to upgrade my tank and she figured it would just be easier to buy a new tank with the lights already included. Can't argue with that logic. 2 tanks > 1 tank :p
     
  6. Coursair

    Coursair New Member

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    IMHO Featherfins get 6-8 inches and tend to get very territorial. May also eat your small fish. Better in an African tank w larger fish.

    Silver sharks? Bala Shark ? they are the ones I'm thinking of, they get a foot long, need to be in a group , tend to be very nervous by themselves and will end up eating any small fish that fit in their mouth.

    Cory Cats, get more. Much happier in a group of 6 or more. :)

    Ask your wife to at least Google the fish before she buys it !!! LOL

    Common Plecos grow to TWO FEET !! There are many dwarf varieties that are a better choice. Bristlenose for one. :)

    All tetras prefer to be in a school and will display much better in larger groups.

    Ok off the soapbox. GL
     

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