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I Love My Raphael Cat!!

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I Love My Raphael Cat!!
Old 10-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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So about two or three weeks ago I bought a little Raphael Catfish for my african cichlid tank. I ran across them in a YouTube video and did a bit if research and decided he would have a fighting chance. Fido, as we have started calling him, is doing fantastic! He isn't as shy as what I expected. He knows when feeding time is and he's out every day twice a day for it. I feed him sinking shrimp pellets along with some blanched veggies every once in a while. I was a bit worried when we added a blue crayfish to the tank (it's a 60g) but strangely enough they get along pretty well. Most days the eat side by side as long as there are enough pellets to go around. Today though, the crayfish attempted to steal Fido's pellet, and I guess he grabbed the little spines all down Fido's back because the crayfish took off. I don't think we'll have anymore disputes between them lol. I just wanted to let you guys know, just incase anyone is on the fence about getting one, I definitely recommend this little guy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
 
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I did some research on them previously (I was looking for a cute bottom dweller/algae eater) I thought they were adorable, but sadly doesn't seem to be well suited for my 29 gallon guppy tank ;)
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
 
Well if you ever get a bigger tank, and bigger fish haha, I'm sure one would do great :)
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
 
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Haha yeah I would love to get a larger tank. Sadly i don't have the space at the moment.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
 
Ah I see. I have the space, not the money D: I want like a 150 or a 175... Haha
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
 
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I hope to get one or two of that size once i move out and get my own house :)
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
 
It'd be awesome lol. I keep looking on Craigslist for a good deal.. I saw someone yesterday saying they got a 150 for $20 (yes, $20) at a thrift store. Lights, hood, fliters, the whole set up.... I was pissed haha
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
 
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Oh wow. That sounds like such a great deal. I've heard of people getting tanks on freecycle.org but so far haven't found any myself (not that my parents would let me get another one :) Ebay Classifieds has had some fish tanks but not any amazing deals that i've seen.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
 
I'll have to check on free cycle.. I've never looked there. And eBay sucks for them, I gave up there.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
 
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well the Ebay Classifieds are kinda like craigslist. But I guess. I still can't say anything about the quality or reliability of the items though :) And I don't know about freecycle either, but hey its free :P
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