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Jeremy Galloway - 2007-12-30
I have a RTC that is roughly 30 inches in length. He is great! He has eaten from my hand since he was only around a half an inch long. I started feeding him red worms and moved up to earthworms and then too catfish food and for the last couple of years he has been eating kibbles and chunks dog food. I feed him about six pieces twice a day and am careful not to over feed him. I would love to show you how he acts! He has toys in his tank that he loves to play with (nothing he can swallow) and loves to be played with. I take my hand and pet him and also wrestle with him by grabbing his tail and pushing him through the water. He will actually put his tail in my hand and want me to push him. He has a ball in his tank that he will balance on his head and push throught the water from one end of the tank to the next. He loves attention and if he wants it he gets it by splashing water or hitting the tank lid or his new thing is to spit water half way across the room. He is truly a great pet and i consider him part of the family.

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  • Jay - 2013-02-22
    Is your Rtc on YouTube if so send me a link.
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chris - 2010-12-20
What does it mean when you're Bristlnose lies on it's back, but is still alive and breathing and fine when you put food in?

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  • Janet - 2013-02-12
    Hi I remember seeing a picture in a book of a bristle-nose laid on its back with a circle of cucumber around it. It had eaten all the middle and was resting so don't worry I understand this to be normal behaviour when they are full lol. Janet
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jodie mains - 2012-09-22
i have a tank with roughly 120 bristlenose catfish any body intersted give me a call 07796345157

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-09
    I love these catfish, I have 4 juveniles that are growing well and will soon be needing their own tanks. But I hope to breed them. (Hopefully I'll have one of each sex!)
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Dusty - 2013-02-07
I have an 11 year old synodontis catfish in a 55 gallon tank with two tinfoil barbs, which are all about 8 inches long. My fish eat so much that I put an automatic feeder on the tank so I don't under feed them. My catfish ate all other tank mates that I have tried: Chinese algae eaters, a red tail shark, and even pearl garamies. I quit trying to add other fish after that.

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josh fisk - 2013-01-30
does anyone's featherfin have a tail that has three points? sort of like a trident

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-31
    That's really strange, not usual for this catfish:)
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Anthony Pollock - 2013-01-28
I have a striped catfish to say he is a character is an understatement. His friends in the tank with him are 2 white oscars, a piranah, and a largish plec they all happily get along but would love a mate for it, he has lots of places to hide but prefers to get out and about with his friends. Any ideas how I can tell if it's male or female def. want to get a partner for it :)

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-30
    Adult females are wider when viewed from above.  Difficult if you do not have others to compare to it.
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Larry - 2009-11-23
I have 2 featherfins in a 55 gallon tank with a few zebra danios, glow-fin tetras, black tetras, and 2 golden algae eaters. They all get along just fine. I did have the same problems others mentioned with neon tetras disappearing, but only with neons. Featherfins just like the taste of neons apparently. The best way to introduce new fish to your tank with the territorial featherfins is to rearrange the tank. Move the plants and rocks around at the same time that you add the new fish. The confusion makes them think they are in a new area (which has the new fish), and the territory is no longer theirs. It has worked great for me for all fish except the neons. Just don't add neons to a tank with featherfins and you should be okay.

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  • Ryan - 2010-10-17
    I've actually been able to keep neons with featherfins successfully. I currently have 6 neons in my 55 gallon aquarium with 2 featherfins. But they were raised with many small fish which included 5 neons in my old 20 gallon aquarium. They usually don't get too aggressive towards bottom dwellers, but from time to time will spar with each other around the tank. But I have had 3 out of 7 kuli loaches die lately, but I don't know if it was from them or old age, but I hope you have greater luck with smaller fish with the guys!
  • Ren - 2013-01-24
    My featherfin ate 14 fresh shrimp in two days. Every weekend I would buy at least 10 and couldn't figure out where they were going. I owned it for a year before he ever came out of his cave so I call it Houdini, it had tripled in size when he finally showed up. It gets against the highest center piece and just hovers in a perfect vertical 90 and lets the bubbles go up his belly. Very enjoyable now that I see it, very playful with my 7' placo, they are like bff's, inseperable.
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Gina - 2012-11-16
I adopted my Cory under very SAD conditions... Came home to a neighbor moving and noticed a freshly-emptied fishtank near his vehicle and I instinctively looked at the gravel to see what contents he tossed and.. (you guessed it!).. noticed 2 inches of fish laying in the 94 degree heat in direct sunlight. Poor thing had laid there for about three minutes. Scooped that bad-boy up and ran to the spicket and scolded my neighbor for being so careless. Well, fishy was in shock for about a week - understandably so.. but he survived.. this happened 6 months ago. He's now got a litter-mate and a few goldfish as his adopted family, and he's a real trooper. I <3 my fishies!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-16
    Good going -
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nawal - 2013-01-03
i have 5' RTC for the last 1 week we are feeding him with small pieces of chicken (5 pcs. per meal)day and night, however starting yesterday he starts to vomit some of the chicken and avoid eating anything, water is regularly changed also. what i have to do to bring back his appetite? i dont want him to die. pls. help

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-04
    Some times chicken can be hard to process, the protien can be hard on the fish.  Try some live food to get appetite back and stick with foods that come from the water as these are easier for the fish to digest.
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Karen - 2012-11-28
I just got two Raphaels and one has a huge belly. The other one stays with this one constantly. I have read that they are hard to breed. If they are going to spawn, is there anything that I need to do:separate the two from the other fish, etc.? Thanx!

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  • Jerry Cloutier - 2012-12-30
    I have two striped Raphaels, one of whom is going on 15 yrs old and the other whos is 7 yrs old. Both have huge bellies as you describe. They are both healthy and from what I have seen, the huge belly is simply a characteristic of this fish once it becomes an adult. I doubt your Raphies are spawning.....I'd guess they are simply being the fish that they are.
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