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post #1 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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need help with Raphael catfish???????

Is there any information on Raphael catfish out there? can anyone help me out? I have looked around and couldn't find much. I was given 4 very small Raphael's and I need some info on them. Any help will do.....Thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 03:08 AM
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http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20Raphael.htm


Looks fun...

Do you have any specific questions that these pages don't answer? :D
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 09:52 AM
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The references Mr. Todd cites are the best general site references. When I have the option (which I do for catfish), I like to hit a type-specific site too:

Here's the scotcat data sheet: http://www.scotcat.com/factsheets/pl...s_costatus.htm

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 12:46 PM
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Planet Catfish has a good write up too, but evidently it's a forum, so linking is contrary to board policy. Google is your friend.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-04-2007, 06:03 PM
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i have one, the basics are they're nocturnal so it's a good idea to put some sinking food in at night, they can live for over 20 years, do not catch with a net as it can get caught in all the little barbs on their sides, don't put them in with anything that can fit in their mouths because that's where it'll end up. Also they make noise. They can tolerate a wide range of water temp and ph, they are pigs that gorge themselves too. They aren't aggressive but will have no problem fending off aggressive fish....let's see... watch out for their side fins, if you put your finger along their belly and between their fin they can snap it close like a jack knife and it is serrated and it will cut you. Mine is in with discus and I only see him at feeding time, alot of people get them and never see them. Anyway, that's the basics, which you probably read on those pages but in case i thought of something they didnt mention then great.
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-10-2007, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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thank you everyone. I have what I need now...

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-09-2007, 08:52 AM
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DO NOT USE LARGE AMOUNTS OF ICK AWAY. THE MALACITE GREEN WITH FRY THESE GUYS. IVE LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE. TRY TO USE ICK CURE WITHOUT THE MALICITE GREEN IN IT. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. THEY ARE REALLY ASOME FISH
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