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post #1 of 5 Old 01-21-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Any advice on the keeping twig catfish?

Hello everybody, I just got a twig catfish in a 20 gallon tank. It's a little crowded in there, I have some rummys and some cardinals, a few silver hatchetfish, some pepper corys, a clown pleco, and I got an angelfish before I came here and learned that theyshould be in a 30+ gallon tank. However everybody seems fine. The 14 tetras all school in the back of the aquarium, the 3 hatchets all stay at the surface, the clown pleco is always hiding, the 4 corys are always playing on the gravel, and the angel just kind of cruises around. Anyway, my twig catfish seems fine. He's eating algae and he moves around a little. So, I was just wondering if you guys could give me a few pointers on how to keep this unique species happy and healthy. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-21-2012, 12:21 PM
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hi
have you taken a peek at the fish profiles on this site,there is a profile on the twig catfish.
i'never kept them,although they are on my *if i was to be able to get another big tank wish list *
HTH

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sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-22-2012, 03:10 PM
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I've kept this very interesting fish for many years, and spawned them several times and I now have fry (now matured) in another tank. I doubt I could add anything to what I wrote in the profile that willow mentioned.

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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #4 of 5 Old 01-22-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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All right, thanks, but in a 20 gallon and with all the fish I have I think I'll just keep one. Thanks.
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All right, thanks, but in a 20 gallon and with all the fish I have I think I'll just keep one. Thanks.
That is OK.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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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 youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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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