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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:37 pm Post subject: Ideal gravel for cat fish Reply with quote

 i  have  a  tank  48Inches  X  17inchs
 
 I  plans  to  put  small  cat  fish  in  this  tank.
 
 What  is  the  most  ideal  gravel  that  is  advisible  for  keeping  cat  fish.
 
 At  the  moment  the  tank  is  empt  with  nothing  in  it
 
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 First  select  the  type  of  substrate,  stones,  plants  you  want  and  then  go  for  the  fish  after  the  tank  is  cycled  IMO.  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:56 pm Post subject: Re: Ideal gravel for cat fish Reply with quote

                                                   
KarthikC  wrote  (View  Post):                
First  select  the  type  of  substrate,  stones,  plants  you  want  and  then  go  for  the  fish  after  the  tank  is  cycled  IMO.  
 
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 Exactly  that  is  what  i  am  doing  
 I  intend  to  put  cat  fish...  no  plants.
 What  is  the  gravel(stones  or  subsrate  etc.)  that  is  preferred  by  cat  fish.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:19 pm Post subject: Re: Ideal gravel for cat fish Reply with quote

 Any  gravel  will  do  basically  as  most  catfish  are  really  hardy.  If  you're  choosing  plecos,  you  need  to  have  hiding  places  and  rocks.  If  you're  choosing  corydoras,  gravel  is  needed.  These  are  however  not  a  necessity  as  these  fish  adapt  to  any  environment  easily.  Some  catfish  are  sold  in  stores  when  they  are  juveniles  and  grow  to  enormous  size,  like  to  common  pleco,  african  walking  catfish  or  red  tail  catifish.  
 
 If  you  need  dwarf  ones,  corydoras,  otocinclus  (needs  algae),  indian  glass  catfish  etc.  can  be  tried.  Medium  sized  ones  are  bristlenose  pleco,  pictus  catfish  etc.  Dont  get  confused  between  different  varieties  of  pleco.  Common  pleco  gets  really  huge.  Research  before  you  buy.
 
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 please  can  you  id  this  species..  it  cat  fish...  lfs  say  they  general  grow  very  big.
 
 please  advice  what  varity  is  this.
 
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/13525172@N08/12926764795/
 
 Thanks  in  advance
 
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 This  is  red  tail  catfish..  In  the  wild,  it  has  the  potential  to  grow  to  4-5  feet.  It  is  a  tank  buster.  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:37 pm Post subject: Re: Ideal gravel for cat fish Reply with quote

 Corydoras  will  require  fine  sand,  not  gravel.  Choose  your  biotope  first,  then  your  fish.
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Corydoras  will  require  fine  sand,  not  gravel.  Choose  your  biotope  first,  then  your  fish.                

 
 what  do  you  mean  by  "biotope"?
 
 I  mean  in  common  mans  language?
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:31 pm Post subject: Re: Ideal gravel for cat fish Reply with quote

 He  probably  meant  choose  your  layout  and  preference  and  then  decide.  Which  is  100%  correct  thing  to  do.  
 
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