Synodontis Addition?

crashdiamond

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Hello all! I’ve been doing some research about Synodontis catfish. My mom has a 55 gallon tank with one plecostomus, one glofish Rainbow shark, two sailfin mollies, 6-7 neon Tetras, a lone raspbora, and 4 giant Danios. Would it be safe to add a synodontis? I understand they’re semi-aggressive, would he be an issue to anyone currently living in the tank? Thanks!
 

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Generally speaking, the synodontis should be fine with the stocking you have, just know they can get big enough to eat smaller fish. But rarely do they really cause a problem.
 

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Hello, I have a 6" featherfin squeaker(synodontis eupterus) in 55gal. Tankmates-1×br parrot,3×yoyo loach,6×alb corys & 2×bn plecos. All purchased when sm(1/4"-1/2") w/no aggression towards any. She's very docile(believe female, belly round)& seems to get annoyed when tank mates bother her. The only issue you may have is w/shark(cyprinidae family can be very aggressive & territorial). They will be compete for many of the same areas, food & hiding spots in tank. Hope this helps!
 

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I had a featherfin as well (this was in my days of uneducated fishkeeping) with several species of smaller fish before he outgrew my tank and I found a home for him. He was very peaceful and never bothered anyone else. Definitely a great choice, just be aware that they eat like pigs!
 

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It’ll probably eat your neons, and argue with the plec for the best hiding place.
 

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