Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Catfish (
-   -   I Love My Raphael Cat!! (

Breekey 10-04-2012 02:01 PM

I Love My Raphael Cat!!
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.

DragonFyre14 10-04-2012 04:47 PM

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 ;)

Breekey 10-04-2012 04:49 PM

Well if you ever get a bigger tank, and bigger fish haha, I'm sure one would do great :)
Posted via Mobile Device

DragonFyre14 10-04-2012 04:51 PM

Haha yeah I would love to get a larger tank. Sadly i don't have the space at the moment.

Breekey 10-04-2012 05:01 PM

Ah I see. I have the space, not the money D: I want like a 150 or a 175... Haha
Posted via Mobile Device

DragonFyre14 10-04-2012 06:18 PM

I hope to get one or two of that size once i move out and get my own house :)

Breekey 10-04-2012 06:30 PM

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
Posted via Mobile Device

DragonFyre14 10-04-2012 06:42 PM

Oh wow. That sounds like such a great deal. I've heard of people getting tanks on 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.

Breekey 10-04-2012 06:44 PM

I'll have to check on free cycle.. I've never looked there. And eBay sucks for them, I gave up there.
Posted via Mobile Device

DragonFyre14 10-04-2012 07:00 PM

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome