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Darin - 2003-10-10
I have 3 pangasius and they were execptionaly calm when I kept my tank at 78 degrees. Recently I raised it to 82 and their behavior has changed dramatically. They now are swimming around like crazy, lots of fun to watch and they are extremely healthy.

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Anonymous - 2003-10-08
They eat anything they can fit in their mouths (which is a lot). Mine ate a Panaque nigrolineatus ("Royal Plecostomus") when it was younger that was about half its length, a VERY expensive meal. Anyone thinking of purchasing one of these monsters remember this: red tailed cats are voracious and should only be kept with fish that are at least two thirds their own size. Also do not keep them with agressive cichlids as they will pester them and chew their barbels off. All in all they are great if you have large aquaria to keep them in, and they enjoy ground beef heart so their not all that expensive to feed (though you should supplement their diet with live food whenever possible).

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Jake - 2003-10-05
I have a lace cat and it ate my small frog, pregnant powder-blue dwarf grommie, a small shark, and it is going after all the rest of my fish. The only fish it seems to be getting along with is my siver dollar, and the sucker fish. But, over all they are pretty cool fish.

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Ty Elders - 2003-09-21
I bought a Striped Raphael the other day at PetCo. It cost me about 7 dollars for one about an inch long including the tail. He is living with a black-finned shark and they get along well.

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Henry Chua - 2003-09-13
Presently I have a 3 cm Banjo Catfish. I put it together with my 3 Marigold Wagtail Platies, in their breeding tank. I do not think this tiny Banjo will eat up the fries. This Banjo looks cool, but dead! it does not move around much, it looks like a little piece of wood, and its head and body does not have the same color! It seems to have been crossed by two different fishes! That is why this fish is incredibly unique for any Community Tank. Buy them tiny, so they can get accustomed with the other tankmates at a young age, as adult Banjo catfishes can be carnivorous.

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Henry Chua - 2003-09-06
It is always necessary to have bottom feeders for community tanks, as they work to help you rid your tank of any leftovers. They are highly recommended due to their beautiful appearance, their gentle behaviour, and adorable looks. Avoid adding to tanks with quiet & still fishes, as their active nature will probably be offensive.

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Henry - 2003-09-05
Am so obsessed with them! I have tanks with only cories as they are so enchanting.

The more cories there are, the better! Avoid driftwoods with holes as they do get stuck -- mine did! Albino cories looks very classic and when you are feeling down -- they cheer you up by winking at you. Extremely gentle and loves company from other similar sized species. Breeding proves difficult though... A must for all community tanks~!

Must feed them on a variety of food.

Avoid keeping them with sensitive fishes (discus, etc), and away from sunlight.


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Anonymous - 2003-08-30
I have an individual kept with Neon tetras and other small fish. It has never even looked like eating them. Great community fish, although it does tend to batter itself if there are no plants in the tank.

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Iv - 2003-08-27
Not for the average fish keeper. You need a large tank to keep this bad boy.

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Iv - 2003-08-27
Very good fish, active and good cleaners of algea and leftover food. They like clean water and warm temperatures, Buy more than one because they get lonely. Very hardy and doesnt develop any diseases. Very strong, if something happens to your tank they will be the last to know because they are very strong and can withstand a lot of stuff.

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