Some help please

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  1. stripes

    stripes Stripes

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    Hi all,

    This is my pels fish can somebody please tell me what it is and if it really is a algea eater?

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  3. Big G

    Big G Apisto Nutz!!!

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    Its a Hi fin thingy! The name excapes me just now!

    If it suddenly comes to me I'll let you know!

    All I remember is that despite its name, its not actually what its supposed to be! It belongs to another family all together! Quite confusing really!

    Cheers
    Big G
     
  4. Risen

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    it looks like a synodontis of some sort. I dont think they are true algae eaters.
     
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    Big G Apisto Nutz!!!

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    Sorry, meant to mention that its not particularly an algea eater! wrong type of mouth!
     
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    not an algea at all - def a small fish eater
     
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    Dirk Dwarf Catfish

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    I agree with risen that it is a Synodontis. These are African catfish, not necessarily fish eaters, and are actually good fish to keep. They are not algae eaters though.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
  8. Henk Hugo

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    It will surely gobble a smaller tetra or barb if it comes across it... seen it a few times :D
     
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    Dirk Dwarf Catfish

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    Yes, Henk, I agree that it will eat small fishes, but then angels eat small fishes as well and in general these fishes will not shred everything around them and they are relatively peaceful, right? They are not big diggers either if I remember correctly?

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
  10. Henk Hugo

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    Yea and most of them want soft acid water and not the hard alk water that the LFS's sell them as. It really gets me when i see these fish in with malawis....
     
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    Dirk Dwarf Catfish

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    I think the only one that comes from Lake Malawi is Synodontis petricola, all the rest come from soft water sources as you mention.

    Dirk
     
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    Thanks all will definately tell her. He ate all her small fishes and now she can not put anything else in her tank.
     
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    Yup - i have even seen the Micro Synodontis in a shops malawi tanks with coral sand and all - that ph must be WELL above 8. really sad :(
     
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    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    looks dangerous
     
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    So glad i read this,i bought some tiny sinodontis and been keeping them in my comunity tank,unawares that by now they might start to munch my precious little tetras. Thanx all
     

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