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Hahaha!

No, I was reading up on it this morning, and basically everyone said, no matter what size the fish the electo cat will kill it, either to eat or they see it as a threat.

One guy was saying that he has a 3.5" electo cat in with 10" pacu fish, and the pacu always stay on the opposite end of the tank as the electo cat, that they seem terrified of him.
But then someone said their synos will actually snuggle up to the electo cat in their cave. I'm guessing with synos the electo cats give up once they realize they can't kill them.
Just google "electric catfish tankmates" and it's one of the first links.

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Maybe it's something to do with the syno's physionomy? I do remember in a link someone posted, there was a giraffe syno in a huge tank with an electo cat.

I wonder, what about mini synos like upside down cats?

EDIT: By the way, who dares to spam Sparky's journal? Feel the wrath of Sparky! *zzzzzzzttttttt*

Thanks, Taz, for taking care of it.
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I'm not sure I have any recent ones but I'll post a few old ones. It's not like he's changed all that much, the sausage.

Sparky Swims! Video by SakuraNeko8 | Photobucket

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I can only see the second one and he is kinda cute in a way. How do those things breed without grilling each other?
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Aww, sorry the first one didn't show up. It's a video. :/ Hmm, photobucket videos have been having problems lately.

I honestly don't know. I've read they dig pits and lay the eggs in there but that otherwise, they're solitary creatures.
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I think all synos are fine. . . Not sure on that though. I probably wouldn't put a 9" Sparky with a 1" syno though.
http://www.angelfire.com/nm2/shadowg.../catfish2.html

Matt, they are immune to their own electricity and the electricity of others. I think it's a special insulating fat, that the synos have too for some strange reason. o.O I just got a theory in my head about it haha.
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Oh darn, good point. I forgot that upside downs are tiny and Sparky has a mouth like a shovel. :O

Looks like I may be investing in a lot of synos when I upgrade Sparky's tank. I know one of my LFS has featherfins . . .
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Featherfins are good, 9-12".
Look into schooling, I know many synos are schooling fish. Rarely are they kept this way, as people don't enjoy buying a 5-6 group of $10-15 each fish, but they do prefer company for the most part. o.O

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*flips through fish profile books* I'm a bit surprised some of the armored catfish can't handle electo cats. I'd think a full sized pleco would be sturdy.

Now I'm curious and want to study why synos are immune to electricity.

EDIT: I wonder if a 200gal or up is big enough for 2 electo cats. I think it would be cool if I could get them to breed. Ah, but I'm dreaming.
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