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Xenomystus nigri

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  • #301972

    donovan
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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.

    #346880

    Colin
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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

    cheers

    #347108

    donovan
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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

    #347111

    Colin
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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

    cheers

    #347222

    donovan
    Participant

    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

    cheers

    #347223

    Colin
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    whats the scientific name?

    #347237

    donovan
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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.

    #347239

    donovan
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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/Live-Freshwa…a-Stingray.aspx

    #347240

    Matt
    Keymaster

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

    #347241

    donovan
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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

    #347242

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #347244

    donovan
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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?

    #347250

    Colin
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    agree with Matt – these rays do not do well at all in aquaria – better with the loaches I think:)

    #347251

    donovan
    Participant

    all right i will stick with the loaches then thank you.

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