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    Ok so me and the girlfriend are trying to get an idea of what type of catfish would do well in a 28 gallon tank? Are there any smaller species that look similar in body shape to that of a redtail catfish? We are mainly looking for a hearty species since we are new to fish, here parents had gold fish but I don't count those as real fish.

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    Im not sure of anything that would resemble a Redtail. Maybe a striped Rapheal Catfish, or good old corydoras?
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    you can try a bumblebee catfish, i have one in my 20g high. small, and nocturnal, but may prey on smaller fish. i cant think of any catfish that resemble redtails

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    well, you could go with a cool catfish, called the Upside down cat. According to the species information on this site, (although its a picture of a red tailed shark lol) it says it gets up to 6 inches. I know they can be territorial but given enough hiding spots i think you could have other fish in there. Again maybe someone can chime in.

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    upside down cats are pretty peaceful, i had one that was around 8" for a while. always sat in his cave and kept to himself

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    they are cool though. Ive read that they can be territorial when defending its spot. either way a very cool fish. I reccomend it. (:

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    i sometimes wonder if mine was an authentic upside down cat. the few times he did come out he swam upright, and he always let the black ghost knife sit with him

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    well they really swim both on their back and normally. Ive watched them at my LFS and its usually when they go to the top they go back down normally then when they go anywhere else towards the top they swim upside down.

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    Hmmm..... upside downers it is......

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    Lol good choice. Considered corys? They are always up to something and what is your filtration and water change schedule?

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