Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

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Sadielynne
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Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

Post by Sadielynne » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:17 pm

I have 3 pictus cats in the 45 gal. tank. I added 6 silver dollars about 2 wks. ago and now I am wondering if I made a mistake, after reading that silver dollars are really quite shy! Are the pictus too lively for these fish??? :( They (the pictus) are quite active!!

Sadielynne
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Re: Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

Post by Sadielynne » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:06 pm

All seems to be going very well!! These fish are not as shy as I thought (as I read!). The little stinkers go after the sinking pellets I put in for the pictus cats, so I put some in one end, and while the silver dollars go after it, I drop pellets in the other end for the cats!! Of course, the dollars come after that, too!!! Ha! At least they seem to be doing good and are growing!!

Diana
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Re: Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

Post by Diana » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:10 am

A 45 sounds large enough for both species when they are young. I would make sure there is plenty of cover for the cats. Eventually the silver dollars can outgrow this tank.
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Sadielynne
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Re: Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

Post by Sadielynne » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:45 am

I assume you are talking caves, etc.? I probably need to add something additional! There is a big tree stump, that is accessible, but I am not sure if they go in it! They are pretty lively! will the silver dollars bother them, as time goes on??

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Re: Silver Dollars and Pictus Ctas

Post by Diana » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Arching wood or stacked rock to make some caves would be a nice addition.

I do not know if the Silver Dollars will bother them. My tanks are planted, and I have avoided SD because of their reputation for destroying plants.
Pictus sure are nice, though! Active, flashy fish.
38 tanks, 2 ponds over 4000 liters of water to keep clean and fresh.

Happy fish keeping!

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