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    Anyone ever keep these catfish before?

    They grow a maximum of an 1 inch and was wondering what is the minimum size tank that I can keep them? I was thinking of doing an specie only tank for them.

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    Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

    From what I've read, they like to be in groups. They are carnivores and prefer a lower pH. They seem to be somewhat rare.
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    • #3
      Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

      Originally posted by Cichlidnut
      From what I've read, they like to be in groups. They are carnivores and prefer a lower pH. They seem to be somewhat rare.
      That is why I am planning on getting 8-12 of them and I'm going to attempt to breed them. I have a supplier for them.

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        Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

        They must be in groups. They seem to die if they aren't. Cichlidnut is correct, they are carnivores and do prefer a lower pH. If you intend to breed them you need to stock up on live foods and frozen foods before you get them. They normally accept frozen foods and sometimes sinking pellets but if not they will eat live foods. They need a LOT of cover and shade. They do not like a lot of flow and are very sensitive to medications or chemicals int eh water. It is best to age water before doing a waterchange. Adding Indian Almond Leaves would be a good start to their tank.
        -Jonathan

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        • #5
          Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

          Great advice guys, I read the same thing when I googled this type of catfish, however, I did not see what minimum size tank that they can be kept in. Any ideas on this?

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            Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

            For a school the size you're looking at. I'd think along the lines of 15-20 gallons. 10 would be a bit small IMO.
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            • #7
              Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

              Cool thanks.

              I'm trying to get a 15g from someone who is selling his for $10.

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              • #8
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                Ehhh I would go 40g breeder or bigger.
                -Jonathan

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                • #9
                  Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

                  They would be the only fish in the tank though. I am going to try to simulate their natural pH which is very low.

                  I was thinking of doing 12 of them.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

                    I was seeing people put them in 5 gallons.

                    Why do you think 40 gallons Rogue?
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                    • #11
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                      Isn't 40g kind of overkill for a 1 inch fish? I was thinking of either a 15g or 20L or perhaps a 10g until they mature.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

                        Think of them as Corries but with higher bioloads.
                        -Jonathan

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                        • #13
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                          Didn't factor in bioload, I just naturally assumed they were 1 inch that they had low bioload. Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hyalobagrus ornatus

                            No problem . Are you adding Indian Almond Leaves to the tank?
                            -Jonathan

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                            • #15
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                              I was planning on it, but i might hold off on this breeding project and just focus on the pygmy cory project first.

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