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Old 01-29-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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I currently have 6 mbuna cichlids and 2 cuckoo catfish. I Know these catfish like being in groups of 3 or more. I want to add a 3rd catfish but I'm wondering if he will be singled out and bullied because I am only adding 1 new catfish to my already established tank.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I added a synodontis brichardi to a group of three a few years ago and they've gotten along just fine from day one. But my tanks has lots if rocks and therefore lots of hiding spots for each syno.
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Hi,
I currently have 6 mbuna cichlids and 2 cuckoo catfish. I Know these catfish like being in groups of 3 or more. I want to add a 3rd catfish but I'm wondering if he will be singled out and bullied because I am only adding 1 new catfish to my already established tank.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
How big is your aquarium? Cuckoo Catfish can get 8-12 inches long. If you have the tank space then there is only one way to find out.
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Multis are pretty gregarious. I'd say, the more the merrier (providing you have room).
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