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Nathan - 2006-01-04
These fish almost require saltwater, infact, a fish store I went to in the past had two in a saltwater setup and they were really healthy and about ten to twelve inches. The owner told me that they definitely need saltwater and that is why they die really easy in freshwater. Every one I've ever had just die mysteriously. So in other words, I would not recommend these fish as community fish as to some stores market them as. If you do get them, they will most likely die! Don't do that. Thank you!

Nathan

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kerry - 2005-12-28
Hi there. ive own my rtcf for 5 years now, his name is Benny and is one of the family. he's 15" long and i feed him a variety of fish (rainbow trout, cod), fruit and vegetables (apple, banana, mushrooms, tomatoes), and also beef and chicken. he loves to have his belly stroked and feeds from my hand. rtcf are hard work to look after. one night we notice Benny wasnt looking to good (shedding his skin) so 9:30 pm was a trip to the pet shop and back home to do a half tank water change (that was one long night). but being the tough fish he is, he pulled through and is happy and health again. Last year we decided to move his tank into the conservatory, to stop any accidents with my son and his bike knocking the tank over. the move went fine, but we've noticed at lot more algae in the tank. Benny doesn't seem to mind and i think its a bit more like home for him (have you seen the colour of the water in the Amazon?.)Although I've owned him for 5 years i am still no expert, but hes happy and health and i'd like to think i am doing a good job. Kerry.

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security - 2005-12-12
I got my Pangasius Suchi in August,he was an inch or smaller.We got him because I was told at the pet store that they were semi-aggresive Catfish,and I needed something to clean up after my six year old Red Devil named Brutus. To my surprise he survived what we call The Wrath of Brutus, and has grown to almost nine inches! We named him Sharky, not knowing that they were aka. the Iridescent Shark Catfish.I learned today that they can grow up to three feet so my thirty gallon tank obviously won,t be good enough.I think it,s time to go big, maybe 150 gallons,and get two or three more because Sharky has beautiful green and blue shades that rival some saltwater fish.It might also give him a break from Brutus, who has never let anything live in HIS house for more than a week.

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Joel - 2005-12-12
Hi everyone, these huge fish are very big carnivores. They happen to get very big lumps under there belly after they have eating alot of small fish or 1 big fish. I know they get lumps cuz they show pics of them with lumps and my Tiger shovelnose get lumps to. There was a 7 inch Red tail at Pet Paridise. it was there for about 2 and a half weeks then it was gone. i think they gave it to a pet store that has a bigger tank for it. when they got rid of it they put 2 Florida Gars in it and some cichlids in the tank.

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Anonymous - 2005-12-09
These fish are great community fish and they clean the tank right up!

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declan - 2005-12-02
i got two albino sharks and one normal grey/black one. they turned pretty agressive over the years and no matter what cleaner fish i put they always kill it. two corydoras about 2" gone in the first week. i also got them a lobster to pick up the food remains but after a month or so i only found its shell. im absolutely sure this anti-organism shark mafia has somthing to do with the fact that i give them guppys as a main part of their diet. the two albinos are 1 foot long while the blue/grey is something like 7".

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ashley - 2005-11-21
I got a Lace Cat about a year ago. I have an unusual assortment of fish, but they work wonderfully together! I have a 50 gallon with 4 HUGE goldfish, 1 butterfly pleco, 3 cory cats, 2 apple snails, and my beautiful Lace Cat. The lace cat has grown like a champ! I cant believe how much it has changed and the size it is now! It is wonderful to watch, I am just fascinated by him. He does hide during the day, but he'll come out if I feed them. I just think he's a wonderful addition to the tank!

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kayla nelson - 2005-11-20
These fish are great and so is this site. I just love this awesome site. My one is about 6 inches. Oh yeah your sites the best fish site

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Pale, bug-eyed, pleco-geek - 2005-11-19
Even when raised together, they WILL become aggressive towards their own kind (especially males). Plecos won't bother angelfish or discus (that's chinese algae eaters). They don't only swim in the bottom of the aquarium, they will stick to the sides too. Plecos do just fine in hard, alkaline water. Of course they don't eat blue algae, that's a colonization of bactieria, not an algae. The pictures at the top both depict Sail fin plecos, not common plecos. There are huge differences between different types of plecos, it's not simply a matter of color. Fish from the family ancistrinae ARE plecos.

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tashfiq - 2005-11-19
These fish are a great community fish. At first he did kinda try to push my other fish but now he is doing great. He shares the tank with 5 goldfish, 2 rosy barbs, and 3 guppies (1 male guppy and 2 females). He lives in a 10 gallon tank. He once got attacked by a Chinese algea eater, but soon the Algea eater died. Plecos do the same job as a chinese algea eater but they do it better and they dont fight at all. They are much better to keep than the so called Chinese algea eater. He sometimes hides. Although they do starve, one was 7inches but he died because he starved. You may want to feed them algea waffers unless you think that there is enough algea for him not to starve. They live very well, do not waste your money on a so called chinese algea eater because they dont work well and they dont live as well as pleco. so just buy a pleco even though they might cost a bit more. But remember you will want a 5 gallon tank or more if want him to live long. Well thats all.

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