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Xenomystus nigri
January 22, 2012
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I have two new xenomystus nigri that are going to be moved to a 210 litre as soon as the water has settled right now they are both about 9 centimeters long and I am having trouble finding some tankmates for them. any suggestions would be helpful.

January 23, 2012
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Hi Donovan

I found them to be quite un-aggressive with fish that were a similar size. They will eat small fish but leave pretty much everything else alone. I used to keep mine with various cichlids and catfish, I think that size and pH requirements would be your only restrictions

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February 11, 2012
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thank you for the info Colin

i had them with mbunas, at that time i had three but the dominant male cichlid killed one, is it just the cichlid or are mbunas not compatible with them?

thanks again

February 11, 2012
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At the time (late 80s) I kept them in a 6 foot tank with Sorubim lima, severums, plecs, festivums, silver sharks and a few other bits and bobs

I dont think they would like the same water as Malawis, i think they prefer it softer and more acidic

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February 19, 2012
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OK so sorubim lima, severums, plecostomus, festivums, and silver sharks. got it, I found a place selling Florida freshwater stingrays that max out in size at 35 cm. would these harm the knife or the other way around

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February 19, 2012
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whats the scientific name?

February 20, 2012
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QUOTE (Colin @ Feb 19 2012, 09:11 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
whats the scientific name?

all it says is potamotrygon sp.
that is pretty much general from what i have seen i will see if i can find an expansion of its name.

February 20, 2012
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here is a link to the site i found it on. if you recognize it please let me know. http://www.petsolutions.com/C/.....ve-Freshwa...a-Stingray.aspx

February 20, 2012
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Looks like Dasyatis sabina? Predominantly a marine species I think but has been recorded in the lower parts of some rivers.

Cake or death?
February 20, 2012
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QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 20 2012, 09:33 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks like Dasyatis sabina? Predominantly a marine species I think but has been recorded in the lower parts of some rivers.

is it compatible with my knifefish

February 20, 2012
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Doubt it would survive long-term in freshwater so the answer would have to be no I'm afraid. Also measures 50-60 cm across the disc when adult.

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February 20, 2012
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QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 20 2012, 10:00 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doubt it would survive long-term in freshwater so the answer would have to be no I'm afraid. Also measures 50-60 cm across the disc when adult.

thank you, are there any small rays compatible with them. if not, any hill stream loaches or some form of bottom occupying fish?

February 20, 2012
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agree with Matt - these rays do not do well at all in aquaria - better with the loaches I think:)

February 20, 2012
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all right i will stick with the loaches then thank you.

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