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post #1 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Rafael catfish

Looking at raf.catfish for 44g tank. What is your opinion or experience with them.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 11:51 AM
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This catfish will attain 6 inches, and should not be kept with smaller fish as it will likely attempt to eat them.

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks. That is what i have been reading
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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What about golden nugget pleco are they worth the money or could you suggest another neat looking pleco??
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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Byron glad I saw this post I was wanting one.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-21-2012, 06:25 PM
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i have one of these fish and mine is prolly my favorite fish in my tank. mine stays hidden most of time, but when i feed my fish he comes alive and doesnt stop eating. i really like stripes on them... pretty much a cool fish .
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-22-2012, 11:28 AM
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What about golden nugget pleco are they worth the money or could you suggest another neat looking pleco??
That's even worse for a small tank, as this species attains 14 inches. Most (but not all) loricarids (pleco are in this family) are fairly large, and very messy waste-wise. There are some smaller species in Hypancistrus, one in our profiles is the Zebra Plecostomus, and the BristleNose Pleco in Ancistrus is smallish at 4 inches. Click the names for their profile. The Whiptail Catfish is in the same family and suitable for smaller tanks, and there is the reddish form Red Lizard Whiptail.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-22-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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thak you so much that answer my question and it is a def no then. Thanks alot Zebra looks to be majorly expensive though
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