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PostSubject: Good deal on catfish   Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:14 pm

Just purchased ten of these. $2.82 each Thought I would share as this seems like a good deal. Synodontis Petricola Dwarf Burundi Catfish F1 Synodontis Petricola Dwarf Burundi Catfish F1
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:04 am

What is the max size of the dwarf?

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:04 pm

The "dwarf petricola" is now called Synodontis lucipinnis. I kept some for ~ 15 yrs and they never got bigger than 4 to 5 inches. Despite being from Lake Tanganyika, they really dont need high pH or hardness. Mine lived happily for many years and bred in pH 6.5 to 7.5 and GH hardness ~ 30-40 ppm. Also they are gravel-spawners, NOT brood-parasites on cichlids like S. multipunctatus.
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:47 pm

Yes, now I can see they are lucipinnis by the light brown triangle in the anal fin (first video).
@Fward, did you order juveniles?  About how big were they when they arrived?  If you can give the size in mm that would be great.

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:35 pm

Left out today, should be here Wednesday. Crossing fingers they will be alive Smile They are the ones in the first video. Supposed to be 1". Synodontis Petricola Dwarf Burundi Catfish F1 1" F1 $3.00 ea. is how they were labeled on his web site. With shipping and all they ended up being 5.50 each. Could not find any cheaper that I could find anyways. I will try to post a video once they arrive. Rescaped my 55 gallon grow out today for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:28 am

Sounds like a very good price.  I'd probably get fewer but even at $7.00 or so each, it would still be a great price considering I've paid $8 each for clown pleco juvies, which are much easier to find in the shops.

@Fward have you ordered from this guy before?

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:09 pm

I have. I ordered some Star Saphire from him. They looked good, and made it alive. Seems like a legit guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:03 pm

I have 5 of these in with my Mbuna and really love that they are active all the time. You see them searching constantly. Love these fish.

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:40 am

Thanks, guys. @scruiz, Do they grow really slowly?  I've heard this. What do you say?

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:00 am

@Deb  I bought the Synodontis Perticola  7-MAY-14 from Batfish and they were small. Similar to the first video in size.  They are currently (11-Nov-15) about 4" in size.  I think close to adult size now.

They were really cute when small and I have lost one of them from the original batch.

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:00 pm

All arrived today around 4:00. Very small and cute. I counted about fourteen. Should of taken a picture before I put them in. They headed for the rock work. Very happy with my order. They were a little smaller than expected, but very nice looking. Make sure to have a grow out tank, so they do not get eaten, if anyone does another order, I will post picture as soon as I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:04 am

@Fward, Good to hear!  About how small were they?  About an inch?  That would be the right size for my tank, because all of the other fish in there are small and will stay small.  
Hope to see your pix soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:00 pm



Tried the best I could.
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:36 pm

Now they go on sale! Smile Calicornia Cichlids
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PostSubject: Re: Good deal on catfish   Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:37 pm

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