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fry1goat 09-11-2008 01:58 PM

Armored catfish
 
Just got my first armored catfish. Anything to know about these catfish?

iamntbatman 09-11-2008 02:44 PM

There are many different types of armored catfish, including plecostomus and corydoras among others. What kind have you got?

One thing common to all armored catfishes: they don't appreciate any salt in their water, even when treating for disease. They are also more sensitive to medication than other fish, so it's usually recommended to use any medication at a reduced dose. Also, many armored catfish have pointy spines, especially on their pectoral fins. Care should be taken when netting or handling the fish.


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