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Cohabitating raphael catfish

Discussion in 'Other Catfish' started by J.ham, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. J.ham

    J.ham New Member

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    I have a 125 gallon tank with a large featherfin catfish and a male venustus cichlid in it the cichlid is like 4" long and the featherfin is like 6", i want to put my raphael catfish in there , hes 3 to 4 inches, also debating my common Trinidad pleco going in there hes smaller , like 3 inches maybe 4 and a lil skinny , i am only versed in a few types of cichlids behavior , will the raphael and the pleco hold their own or will they end up an expensive chew toy?

     
  2. Colin_T

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    If there are lots of hiding places the catfish should be ok. Venustus are relatively peaceful for a cichlid but they have big mouths. So there is a possibility he will try to eat them :)

    If you feed the venustus well and then introduce the catfish, they will look less like a snack and should have time to hide.
     
  3. J.ham

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    Thanks thats what i was hoping to hear
     

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