Animal Stories - Catfish


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jess - 2006-04-21
Max, the spotted raphael living in my tank has to be one of my favorite fish. I love to watch him cruise around the tank bottom at night, and by day he has a few certain hiding spots that he loves to curl up in. He shares the tank with an african clawed frog, and two blue gouramis. My husbands tank houses a striped raphael, pygmy cory cats, and our juvenile betas. I have to personally say that the raphael cats are wonderful additions to any tank.

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shoj - 2006-04-17
Hi i've had a redtail catfish for almost a year now. He was a baby when i got him. now he is 15inches and very aggressive, but still respects his master. i recently bought a bagarius yarelli devil catfish. no way do they get on although the red tail is beautiful. you guys should seriously try this fish. i would recommend it to anyone who really likes red tails, but very rare.

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Conrad - 2006-04-12
My Pangasius, named "Che", has been with us for about 2 years now. He is very peaceful and does not bother any of the other fish (at present I have some tiger barbs, an archer, pleco, and loaches). When I started he was in a tank with an oscar, three angels, and a pleco. I had removed the oscar because, despite being the smallest in the tank, he terrorized everyone (it was really sad to give him away as he had such a loveable personality). Che is a peaceful fish, picks up infections easier than some of the other fish (so you have to keep a close eye on water quality), but is generally more resilient when it comes to getting better. They are very skitterish in the begining, but in time they get used to you and are very relaxing to have in the tank. A larger tank is recommended though because they grow big and like to have space to swim around, and enjoy having a current in the tank.

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daphne - 2006-04-08
I've had these fish before, and I was fortunate to find someone with a 400 gallon tank for the 2 I raised.

Before you get any of these fish, ask yourself one question...

Taking into consideration a normal 3 inch danio and using the same proportions as you would with a 16 inch ID and a 55 gallon tank, you'd have a 3 inch danio in a 10 inch tank. A Tupperware container. Would you do this to a danio?

Then, don't do this to an ID and think it's OK. Big fish need huge tanks. Think before you purchase.

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Rick - 2006-04-06
i have a redtail catfish and a leopard shovelhead (redtail, tiger shovelhead hybrid) in a 180 together. these are the coolest freshwater fesh on the planet. they are personable, and if you work with them, they are just like dogs. they do grow big very fast and eat alot!!! if you have the room and the time they are awesome pets to have.

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Amber - 2006-04-03
I think maybe I have the oddball upside down catfish. He loves attention. Swims alongside my female betta and the goldfish. He hangs out with my dragon fish and my crab and shrimp. He likes hiding behind my thermomiter. Whenever I come into the room he'll come out and do little loops for me and swim alongside my finger. he also comes up and lets me rub his little belly when he's all full. He also comes out when my fathers around. When my father first saw it while I was cleaning my tank he goes "your fish is gunna die, it's swimming upside down". I laughed at him and told him he's always like that, that's how he swims. So he loves to annoy him. And I always ask my dad when he looks at my tank "is he dead yet?". ANd he'll come out from under the little rock he has and just like float when I say it. He's so adorable. And unique. They're not brightly colored. Or glamorous, but some have their own little minds.

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zack - 2006-04-02
My 3 inch pleco ate my 5 inch oscar into pieces. My oscar had no more fins or scales. It was to sad to see my oscar suffer so i....i... ended it's life for suffering. :( Plus my pleco doesn't eat. He's a skinny bone jones.

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chris - 2006-04-02
If you want a fast growing pleco, every now and then chuck a slice of zucchini into the tank. just microwave it in some water for 30 sec - 1 min, just to soften it, let cool.

A generally yummy treat for most loaches and catfish i have owned

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emma wood - 2006-04-02
HELLO,IVE TWO PLECS CALLED RONNIE AND REGGIE. BOTH ARE APPROXIMATELY 18"LONG AND IN A TANK BY THEMSELVES. VERY PEACEFUL. TANK IS STILL ALGEE FREE. DELIGHTFUL CREATURES. I DO HAVE TWO TANKS. THERE IS AN ASSORTMENT IN THE SECOND TANK AND THEY ALL GET ON FINE. DONT GET ANY TROUBLE FROM THEM.

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brandon - 2006-04-02
I recently bought two of them and they enjoy swimming back and forth through the bubbles in the back a lot. these are great fish to have for show.

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