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freshwaterfishlover
06-22-2007, 11:45 PM
What are some 5" or smaller Catfish that I can get that are commanly found in Fish Stores? I know about Cories and Ghost Cats.

Rue
06-23-2007, 02:50 AM
...Brochis - they look like a big, fat cory...sometimes called an Emerald catfish

...Otocinclus - small, schooling algae eater...commonly called Oto cats...

Drumachine09
06-23-2007, 02:59 AM
...Brochis - they look like a big, fat cory...sometimes called an Emerald catfish

...Otocinclus - small, schooling algae eater...commonly called Oto cats...



To add to that, i belive it is Brochis splendens, the same genus as a betta.

If you never wanted to see him, you could get a bumblebee catfish (or bumblebee goby).

There is an upside down cat (synodontis Nigriventris)

Or the featherfinned squeaker (synodontis eupterus). They get about 8 inches though.

Or you could get a redtailed catfish. They stay under 5 inches....................









Im not THAT stupid. No on the redtail.


The thing about catfish, is there are very few commonly avalible small catfish.

Fishguy2727
06-23-2007, 01:15 PM
I think Bettas are betta splendens, they would not be in the same Genus as emerald cories.

Sasquatch
06-23-2007, 02:34 PM
What do you want to catfish to do?

A bottom cleaner like a cory, algae eater like a pleco/Otto or a miniature jaws that'll gob anything that fits in it's mouth?

In any case, you might want to check out www.planetcatfish.com, loads of info.

If your looking for a mini jaws, Microglanis iheringi is a good choice. We've had one for a while now and he's never grown larger than the 3" we bought him at. Great at controlling out platy fry population!