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Tank Mates For Akysis
October 26, 2010
2:27 pm
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I have a 21G tank with 3 Akysis longifilis, 5 Akysis prashadi and 4 Aplocheilus lineatus. The tank is about 22C and is unheated it will be going into the garage soon with a small 50W heater set to 18C just to be on the safe side.
I did try 8 Trigonostigma heteromorpha that i had in another tank just to see how they got on but in the first night the 2" panchax manged to kill 1 fully grown Heteromorpha and batter the others.
Any ideas on other tank mates?
If it helps this is the tank
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October 26, 2010
10:39 pm
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What are the dimensions of the tank? Medium-sized Danio or Puntius spp. spring immediately to mind though. Maybe a group of Gastromyzon or something too?

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October 26, 2010
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The tank is 70x30x45cm high. I had thought about Gastromyzon but thought it might be a bit to much for the bottom. Any ideas on types of Danio or Puntius that will work because the panchax are being a bit more predator than i though they would be.

October 27, 2010
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Hmm you could maybe squeeze in a group of D. kyathit if you can find them which might be a nice fit considering your Akysis are also from Myanmar. Many more choices would become available if you dump the Aplocheilus though...

Ps - any pics of your catfish? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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October 27, 2010
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Cheers.
Im willing to take the Aplocheilus out because they do seem like there going to be a pain to stock around. Any other fish from Myanmar? i think i might try a little biotope. Im thinking maybe a pair of Dario and then a big shoal of some type.

October 27, 2010
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Hmm Danio choprai, D. tinwini, D. aesculapii, D. nigrofasciatus, Garra flavatra, Puntius padamya and P. stoliczkanus all spring to mind. I'd be tempted to keep Dario spp. alone or with other small species because of their size and slow feeding habits although the Danio spp. (except D. kyathit of those mentioned) in particular might be ok if you add plenty of plants/cover...

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October 27, 2010
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Thanks.
I might go for the Puntius padamya because ive always likes them and there the only type ive seen before. How many do you think would work? Do you reckon a Garra flavatra or 2 would work aswell?

November 29, 2010
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Whoops sorry missed this earlier. Yes, I don't see why not. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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November 29, 2010
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There now in with 5 Badis badis, 1 Garra ruffa and 6 Danio albolineatus but im getting a few more of them soon.
The Aplocheilus lineatus where removed because they started taking chunks out the Akysis And all 3 of the Akysis longifilis but i still have 6 Akysis prashadi

December 2, 2010
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If I may ask; where did you obtain your 2 Akysis species? I'm looking for something other than vespa, preferably from Myanmar, but have a hard locating them here.

December 2, 2010
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 2 2010, 08:58 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I may ask; where did you obtain your 2 Akysis species? I'm looking for something other than vespa, preferably from Myanmar, but have a hard locating them here.


I got them from Thetford garden centre. I never normally buy fish from there but when i saw these and they where mislabelled as bumblebee catfish and for only £2 i got a few. I think it was just a one of mix uo because now they have normal bumblebees in again and if im honest they wernt in the best of quality which is why im now down to 6 from 10.

December 2, 2010
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Aw what a shame!

December 7, 2010
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When saying bumblebee you're referring to vespa I assume?

December 7, 2010
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 7 2010, 01:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
When saying bumblebee you're referring to vespa I assume?


No I mean south american bumblebee catfish/Microglanis iheringi

December 7, 2010
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QUOTE (kizno1 @ Dec 7 2010, 04:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
No I mean south american bumblebee catfish/Microglanis iheringi

Oh wow; they were way off then.

December 7, 2010
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 7 2010, 05:28 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh wow; they were way off then.


Yeah. exactly why i decided to snap them up while i could and for only £2 each.

December 7, 2010
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QUOTE (kizno1 @ Dec 7 2010, 08:26 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah. exactly why i decided to snap them up while i could and for only £2 each.

A rightous descision by all means!

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