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Bee Hanna - 2003-11-24
I have two plecos right now, they grow steadily, so be prepared to upgrade your tank every few years. I have only encountered one very aggressive pleco, most of mine have been very docile and hardy. They live in excess of 6 years, more like 12, so I would suggest this fish to anyone who plans to keep an aquarium for a long time. They do eat plants, so use artificial plants instead of real ones, and bury the plant base in the gravel as a large pleco can easily rearrange a tank (i.e. send plants flying) with one swish of its tail.

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Rob - 2003-10-13
I have two plecos in my tank. They are awesome cleaners, very hardy, and are a great addition to any tank. Mine are about 4.5 inches long and Ive had them longer than any other fish in my tank. They get along great with other fish (because theyre always eating they dont even notice other fish!).

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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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Animal-World info on Banjo Catfish
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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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