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Just saved a 8 inch albino channel catfish that was living in a 29 gallon tank, I have put him in a 120 gallon tank, what other fish can I put with him, most of my tanks hold central and south American cichlids, but for now there is nothing else in with him, he is loving be able to move around

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Hi Richard, A safe thing with cats is housing them with things that are equally aggressive or large as they are. Typically if it is smaller than the fish and big enough to fit in his mouth, you will find somebody has been eaten. A large pleco should be fine with him or something that sticks to the top or middle layer of the tank. I would just keep him and a pleco at the bottom.

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Jordan Gobely

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I can answer most questions about fish care and maintenance. I am not an expert on saltwater aquariums but I am researching more about them on a daily basis. I have kept many different tropical freshwater fish as well as cichlids. Brackish water is my weakest category but if you have a question feel free to ask and I will do research on it myself.

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I have kept fish for over 10 years. I am also an employee at a pet store and the head of the fish department. I am going to school at Emporia State University and studying biology with a concentration in ecology and biodiversity for undergraduate work. Right now my job is to care for and maintain the fish department at a local pet store. As far as water quality, I am well versed in different practices you can do to help improve conditions and what levels to look out for when testing the water.

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I am majoring in Biology at Emporia State University and have researched fish reproductive behavior for the past decade.

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