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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby James » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:08 pm

I'm not sure to be honest, I had a look on planet catfish and the general consensus was it depends which species.
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby Tony » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:25 pm

We have and have kept mixed Syno species with no problem's at all , if anything the only problem I have had in the past is with Synodontis Angelicus with each other not other synos ,the males do tend to fight each other to an extent of damaging each other quite badly , we only keep pone per tank now .

Multipuctatus males can squabble too but not to the extent the angelicus do.

When choosing syno's always look at the adult sizes of the species , most of them attain 6-8" , hence why the Lucipinnis and Multipunctatus are so popular , they only grow to 4" , the Multi's i found are out and about far more than the Lucipinnis but will disrupt your fishes breeding activity where as the Lucipinnis are more shy but don't interupt breeding.

Be careful not to buy the mass amount of hybrid syno's there are available on the market named as true Syno's normally sold as Multipunctatus , the easy way to tell and what to look for is spot's in their fin's :wink: , these hybrid's make 7" plus in time .
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby James » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:23 pm

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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby James » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Petricola are worth a look too :tu:

Mine are very active but they do hassle the mbuna when it is spawning time.
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby James » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:32 pm

Forgot to add they grow to around 6 inch but are very slow growers ime.
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby damba » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:57 pm

Both are evil! I use yo yo loaches.

I live in Eastbourne - the sunniest place in Britain. That isn't really saying much...
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby damba » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Loaches doh...

I live in Eastbourne - the sunniest place in Britain. That isn't really saying much...
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby bradderz123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:39 pm

Bought 2 more today and they've had an immediate impact - all four are out and about. Hopefully they keep it up :tu:
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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby Dean9 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:06 am

Thanks for replies

Does anyone know where I can get some multis, petricola or lucipinnis from?

Tony - I noticed you PM'd somebody with information about where to get some of these? Can't find the post now. I cant send PM's so not sure if you can PM me with any details?

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Re: Bristlenose or Synodontis?

Postby ant » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:43 pm

I agree with what tony says..
I have both synods as i call them and BBN..
The synodontis lucipinnis 3x F1 and i have 2x F1 synodontis Petricolas and 4 BBN..
The synods only really make an appearence when it darkens etc but are very active during this period...
The BBn are active most of the time but i find mostly again in the darker period...

But i must day that the Synodontis Lucipinnis are the best looking and all mine have now reached 4" and really striking....
Im looking into buying some wild caughts and try breeding them as they can be quite tricky apparently....
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