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brian - 2011-01-22
Hi I have a red tail cat fish and it won't stop swimming up on the glass rapidly swimming back and forth I don't know what to do he in like in a 56 tank it is a new one just got him in it but he was doing the same in the old one just started doing so I got a new tank 56 and he still is doing it what do I do? Is it the hp of the tank what do I do he barely ever stops swimming on the back on the glass looking like he wont's out of the tank lol ? plez help me

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-01-22
    It sounds like it may be flukes. One of the characteristics of this disease is unusual racing around the tank. See this link: Flukes disease
  • Chris - 2011-05-27
    I have a 14 inch and he swims up and down during feeding time....but my retail shovelnose is smaller and I do notice him doing what you describe...but what worked for me is throwing in some dry baby shrimp and he eats and calms down....but it should be okay these fish are sometimes playful
  • amanda - 2011-11-12
    This is exactly what my lungfish was doing before he died. Sounds like its cotton wool disease. It effects them from the inside out. But not to worry! My etc was in the same tank and he was able to recover from it with the help of medication I bought at the pet store. I used maricyn 1 and 2. Try to get the liquid form it works better than the powder. He will likely lose his appetite for a week or 2. Just give him feeder gold fish he should eat them. Make sure you take everything out of the tank and clean it really well. Best of luck to you and your fish!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    Any other symptoms?
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Charlie - 2009-03-27
Mine was bought at 3cm and now is about 10 cm. I have him in a 55 gallon with sand, cichlids, a peacock eel, silver dollars, a cuvier bichir, two harliquin rasoboras, and a pictus cat. he is quite territorial and has scars from trying to attack cichlids and being turned on. Very fast growing.

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  • gil - 2011-09-05
    Your cichlids didn't kill your peacock eel?
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RGR - 2008-07-20
I am new with the RedTail Catfish, but I did find they grow very fast.
I'm wondering if a RTC live in colder water than 68 degrees. I am considering putting it in my pond, that is well maintaned and all tests of the water are great. But it's the winter I'm worried about, any thoughts on that...

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  • bill - 2011-11-18
    No they don't live in cold water and winter in a pond would deffinatly kill it unless you got a good heating system for the pond.
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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-07
How long do these fish live because I have 1 albino and 1 spotted cory cats that are at least 5 years old and still going strong

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nm123 - 2011-10-14
Hey all you cory catfish fans out there did you know the reason why cory catfish breathe air from the top of the tank is too help them digest their food?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-15
    To those people that did not know that, this would a helpful bit of information to them, I'm sure.
  • nm123 - 2011-10-15
    Thanks I found the information on you tube if you were wondering where I got the information from.
  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-06
    Also because they have a primitive air bladder made for in the wild during the dry season 1000's of them congregate in low oxygennated water in which their air bladder allows them to extract a small amount of air from the air.
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Paul - 2012-03-30
I have 2 of these and 1 has just started to go swimming around the tank non stop for the last day or so which is out of the ordinary for this breed of catfish shark. Checked PH GH KH AMONIA & NITRATES which are fine. Can anyone tell me what is going on with the fish and a cure for what maybe the start of some disease??????
Many thanx
Paul

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jordan - 2012-03-24
has any one ever seen one of these go brouwn the white stripes are brown but use to be white. dose that mean its sick?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-25
    Check your water conditions. Sometimes fish will change colors due to stress. Some also change depending on their moods. Certain foods can affect fish color as well. If he is acting normal, more then likely fine.
  • jordan - 2012-03-30
    Thanks I was just curious
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Stuart - 2012-03-21
We have just bought a Pegasius. At the moment it is in a tank, when it gets bigger would it survive in the really cold water of my pond, which could get down to 2 degrees C.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-21
    These are not a cold water fish. It would not last in a cold pond unfortunately. Many other choices out there that will.
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sonia - 2012-03-18
About the breeding. This happened completely by accident. I have a albino bristlenose longfined pleco and an albino pleco and they just had babies. There are about 18 of them and they are about the size of half a pea. They are pinkish orange and I can already see the fins. I find this to be quite the experience since they are in a 35 gallon tank with a variety of chilids.

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Anonymous - 2008-12-20
i have a pleco also he too goes to the top of the tank with the tip of the mouth out of the water is this normal or should i be worried? would like someone to try and help me figure this out
thanks

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  • sissy - 2010-03-08
    my answer is nothing is wrong its normal thats how it eats i have two of them so dont worry
  • travis - 2010-05-22
    He will take air and food from top, I bred 1000 gold spots and 1500 commons this year.




  • donnarose - 2011-02-11
    Make sure he's getting enough to eat!
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-12
    I once had a 4 inch pleco and he used to do that all the time to eat and just to get air.
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