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  1. #1

    Default False african giraffe catfish

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    Just picked up a false african giraffe catfish from an lfs. Never seen them before, so done a quick google in the shop and thought that I could keep it and grow it up a bit then my lfs will take him off my hands.

    Google could only come up with the true african giraffe cat, which grows to 3 feet, no info on the false variety. Lfs had them to grow to 10inches. Anyone got any info or experience with them? Cheers guys.

    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Sorry forgot to mention that mines is currently 1.5-2inches.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  3. #3


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    Managed to find one thing on the net mentioning the false giraffe cat, sometimes called the dwarf giraffe catfish. Their size estimate was 8inches, and stated them as rare in the aquatic trade. Still more info from anyone who has had them or heard of them would be much appreciated!
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Anaspidoglanis macrostoma is the scientific name of that catfish. If you go to and type in that scientific name, that site will tell you all you want to know about that catfish.

    When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

    Omnia mutantur nihil interit.

    The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

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    Can't help you out I'm afraid, never heard of them until now ... but damn I want one!
    "Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby

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    It is the funky body shape and mouth that I really like abouth him.

    This was just an image on the web, identical to mine though. Since searching for 'dwarf' instead of 'false' I am getting more luck on info
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  7. #7


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    He's kinda a giraffe catfish sort of way...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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