Animal Stories - Red-tailed Catfish


Animal-World Information about: Red-tailed Catfish

Big and beautiful, the Red-tailed Catfish is an enormous attraction!
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Huong Tran - 2008-01-23
Hi, I have two red tail catfish which are very unique. They are very good fish to kept even though they eat a lot. I just bought another one because the first one was feeling lonely. Overall, I love my RTC because they are the most beautiful catfish you'll ever see. Whoever owns one... will know. Good luck on raising you catfish, because I DID.

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kerrie - 2007-10-04
Our red tail cat fish was around 18 inches and we had him in a 125 gallon tank. We had him for around 4 years, got him as a baby. My son went to college and he refused to eat. He died of a broken heart.

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Nick.C. - 2007-05-06
I have had several of these great fish, my baby RTC right now may be the best. He is only 4 inches and is hand feeding already! While not an overly aggressive fish, they will not tolerate any aggression from tankmates. If you have the space this cat is a must!

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Jon Martin - 2007-04-10
My red tail cat fish is currently 7 inches long, feeding on prawns and pellets. He is sharing a tank with a 9" silver arowana, 3 large silver dollars, 12" sailfin plec, and a 7" giant gourami. He seems to be getting on well with all fish and even sleeps alongside my plec. I am looking forward to seeing my red tail grow.

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ty - 2006-08-08
I have two 60in Red Tail Cats in a 1,000 gallon tank with four iridescent cats. they love spiny lobster. If you think 1,000 gallons is large I know someone who built a whole pool for red tail cats!

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ME - 2006-07-08
we have a redtail catfish. yes, he does have a good eating habit. he likes to eat worms and small fish. He's about 6 inches in length and quite thick for the fish that I'm usually seeing. I wondered for a minute why every time I woke up in the morning fish were missing, I realize now whats going down. At the same time, the fish will eat in daylight if it's what it wants to eat. It is a very good fish to have and watch grow. That's what it is!

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Abdullah H. AlAmir - 2006-06-25
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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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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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Jack Wood - 2006-02-24
Hi friends,
Indeed these fish get quite huge! This presents monetary and logistical problems for would be keepers. One inexpensive way to keep these monster fish happy and long lived is to keep them in a 300 gallon stock tank available at your local farm supply store. The fish look just as great from the top, and you absolutely can't beat the price for one of these tanks! Make sure, of course that the tank is on a solid concrete base, as 300 gallons is very heavy. Also, I've had good success with using bulk catfish food (also at farm supply stores) as a base food. This food is designed for feeding channel catfish in the food industry, so the feed is very nutritionally balanced. Also, you really save the bucks, with a fifty pound bag costing just a few dollars.
These are just a couple ideas for those of us that want to keep these beautiful fish but don't have unlimited means.

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