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I plan on getting some Pitcus Catfish, they should do well in a cichild tank, best be in groups though.
 
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Fashooga said:
I plan on getting some Pitcus Catfish, they should do well in a cichild tank, best be in groups though.
They are really fun to watch swim around, just worried about him being by his self, do you think three will be enough?
 

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Is this for the 54g? It should be, but it depends on who else is in the tank as well.
 

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Depends on the cichlids.

What's the tank size and stocking (specific species and numbers)?
 
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It's a 54 gallon tank, I have 8 African cichlids, they will grow to be about five inches, and I do plan on overstocking just a little too keep down on aggression
 

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Pictus catfish are Amazonian, so i am unsure how well they would do with the same water quality as African cichlids.
 
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TexasDomer said:
What species of cichlids? And what are the dimensions of the tank?
Not sure what species they are, I just got a mixture of Africans that the pet store said would go good together, and they don't mess with the catfish I already have in there. The dimensions are 39L x 27w x 23 h

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Not sure what species they are, I just got a mixture of Africans that the pet store said would go good together, and they don't mess with the catfish I already have in there. The dimensions are 39L x 27w x 23 h
How many pictus catfish should I get for my tank?
 

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That's an odd sized tank. Normally we don't recommend pictus for tanks less than 4 ft long, as they're very active.
 
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TexasDomer said:
That's an odd sized tank. Normally we don't recommend pictus for tanks less than 4 ft long, as they're very active.
Ok it's a bow front corner tank, that's why it's odd, should I get him out then and give him to a pet store?
 
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