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Anonymous - 2012-02-02
Hi, um, my senegal bichir is in love with my pleco and I am very confused. P.S. my senegal bichir even brings the pleco its food if it isn't close enough to the hiding place!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-02
    AHH doesn't make much difference if you are confused - they don't seeem to be. No one tells an animal/fish/bird how to behave and they frequently behave outside what we think is the normal for the little fella. My daughters dog (big one) sleeps with the dwarf rabbit. My Queen (conure) is in love with my macaw. They're happy - why worry.
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Captain salah - 2012-01-30
Hello,I have 6 albino cory,they are the best (cleaning). My advice keep in groups, minimum of 6 or more .

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Stephanie - 2012-01-28
I purchased two of these beautiful fish at PetSmart and they died within ten days. The girl in the fish department did not know anything
about them at all. I realize now that the water for my angel fish is too soft for these sharks.
Does anyone have suggestions about similar sharks thsat would stay smaller and go better in a soft water environment?

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Melanie Shepperson - 2011-05-02
I have had my Catfish for about 9 months now. He is very inactive and hides away all the time. He also doesn't seem to be growing in size. He looks to me as if he is the same size as the day I got him (5cm). Is there something I can feed him that will help him grow? I am afraid that he is not receiving enough food.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    Attached is an article on your catfish by Animal World - just click on it. The thing that jumps out at me is the fact they are nocturnal. They are most active at night. The article also goes into feeding and what to feed. I think it will help a lot. OK?
    Let us know if the guy is busy at night....
  • Vannah - 2011-07-11
    Mine is a pretty slow grower as well. I bought my raphael 2 yrs ago and he has only grown about an inch. They are nocturnal so mine hides away during the day and at late night he will pop out and swim around looking for food. I feed mine blood worms and dry flakes. Leaving the light in the tank on overnight too discourages them to swim around. Plus leaving it on encourages algae to grow.
  • Hightwr - 2011-11-20
    I had a bit of trouble getting my raphael to eat at first tried a few types of go to foods for carnivores with no luck. Then I picked up a pack of hikari sinking carnivore pellets and he started eating like mad. I've had him 4 yrs now and he's about 6.5" long, and fairly fat. He eats 3-4 of the pellets every other day and is quite active around the tank. Big change from tubifex/bloodworms.
  • Katie-Fish - 2012-01-28
    I think I know why Melaine. When I bought mine the man said they only stay really small and they take quite a while to grow to theer full size of about 15cm, so, its probably just taking his time, though, as I said, they do take upto 5 years to grow to full length! Hope this helps.
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Katie-Fish - 2012-01-28
I bought my Chocolate Catfish yesterday. I have a new plant growing in one corner of my tank. It loves to just lay an rest in the plant. They say its nocturnal, but, I see mine all the time! Great fish, deffinatly one to buy! They get on great in my tank!

-6Ol, 1 pleco, 2 golden sucking loach, 1 chocolate catfish, 16 neon tetras, 2 rummy-nose, 6 penguin tetras, 7 red-eye tetras, 5 guppies + a number of snails.

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yohseeme - 2011-12-17
I just got a male peppermint bristlenose today and it has been chased and harassed by female brown bristlenoses (2 of them) whole day.... The peppermint male looks a bit panicking and breathing heavily some time and not eating much...do you think this is not good environment?

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  • David Brough - 2012-01-17
    Probably not a good environment. Harassment will cause stress and eventually kill the fish. Best to separate them or get a larger aquarium to keep harassment at a minimum.
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nm123 - 2012-01-17
Can I put these in a 30 gallon tank wide or will they end up dead? I did have an albino cory cat in the same tank and it died with in 6 months

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    You should be fine with this fella in a 30 gallon. They grow to about 4 inches. Is this the only fish you have in the tank though? Make sure you check tank conditions.
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Nicole Nixon - 2012-01-16
Recently my husband bought home a 8 inch pengasius from a local petstore that had him in a 10 gal tank. The fish had been there for about a week because the owner couldn't care for him any longer. My hubby took pity on his sweet soul. He hasn't eaten for the first three days we had him and is very thin. My hubby had to force feed him gently. We are hoping he will be ok. He doesn't bang around the tank and he isn't as shy as some pengasius have been described here. He likes to hang out on the side of our tank. We bought him two little pengasius friends hoping they might school together and help him to feel more comfortable. Anyone have any suggestions for us, either regarding forcefeeding or how to help him want to eat. We are really trying and hoping we can save this beautiful creature.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    It normally takes a new feish a few days to acclimate to his new surroundings. It is sorta like the cat hiding in the closet or under the bed when you first move. If he wasn't sick then he should come around in a few days. Good luck and sounds like you are doing good.
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charles - 2011-09-10
Want to buy large pangasius catfish.

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  • floyd - 2011-09-17
    make sure you are willing to own quite a large tank for them
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-13
    Yeah you need a huge tank when they are full grown. They will be about 3 or 4 feet. In the wild they get to 6 to 7 feet. I would say 800 gallons and up or a pond
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Jtag - 2011-06-29
I have an Iridescent Shark Catfish in a 90 gallon tank. I have raised the fish since it was a baby and now he is about 12 years old. He comes with tank and is any one interested in adoption of a 2 feet long catfish?

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  • Mitchell - 2011-08-09
    Hey I have a 360 gallon tank with 6 ID sharks that I have adopted from Pet Centers and people who know nothing about them and take them in.... they get too big and everyone just takes them back to fish store.. I take very good care of them they school with same size Albino IDS which I have 5 of they would love to have a friend
  • Amanda - 2011-09-23
    Where are you located? I have a large tank with Alligator Gar and I'm looking for something big to keep with them.
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