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anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

Toms Tropical In Baltimore County had a few and they looked VERY cool
id be interesed in seeing what they can be kept with.
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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

I don't know much. My brunocephalus, another armored catfish, seems to act very similar. As a slow moving animal I like to push the food in his face so he knows it is there and will eat it. He jumps right on blood worms when he smells them. Farawellas hide a lot, eat algea, pretend to be sticks. They do not move around a lot. They need to put their noses into the air to breath occasionally so the top of the tank needs a bit of space between it and the surface of water, they need good water conditions, eat zuchini and whatever the pleco would eat, and seem to be gentle and not agressive to any tank mates. In fact, I would be more worried if your farawella might be mistreated by fin nippers. I would like to get a few of these, and some more brunocephalus one day. They are gorgeous, arent they? I keep mine in a very well planted tank with some South American tetras, and there have been a few mollies in the tank but I moved them. I don't have agressive fish. I would not put it with loaches. They like to play around too much.
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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

ok that matches what I thought as well

im interested in these guys and am looking for some good tankmates
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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

I dont know id call em gorgeous.

Bizzaro? yea So ugly they are cute? yea but gorgeous.. no they are kinda freaky actually.
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I dont know id call em gorgeous.

Bizzaro? yea So ugly they are cute? yea but gorgeous.. no they are kinda freaky actually.
I like dinosaury type animals. The more prehistoric the better.
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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

I have a book about aquarium fish and it said to keep them with fish that wont compete with them for food such as neon tetras. So I think that that means really passive fish such as certain tetras. You might wanna wait til susankat sees this,she is an expert on catfish.

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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

Susan has some. Or had some.

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If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

I still do. Farlowellas are great algae eaters and gentle on plants for their size. Mine never hide though and are easy to find on the glass, plants or on wood.

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Re: anybody know anything about Farlowellas?

I just brought home 3 baby farowellas. They are very cute and seem to be pretty active. No, they don't seem to hide. I am keeping them in a 10 gallon so they will get a little larger before I move them to the 75 gallon. I have them in with the brunocephalus, some long fin danios, and 2 male mollies.
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