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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

    Default Banjo Catfish. A carnivore?

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    I have one of these strange banjo guys.
    He's a boring fish. Most of the time he is buried in the sand.

    Upon researching the Banjo, (after i bought him) I learned that when they are adults they may become carnivorous and eat other fish during the night..
    When i purchased him he was about 3 inches long, so I imagine he is pretty old...
    None of my fish have disappeared, but I'm nervous, wondering if anyone has experienced banjos eating their tank mates.

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    What are his tankmates?

    Generally with fish if you keep them well fed then there is much less of a chance that they will start snacking on your other fish.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania


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    6 Danios, 4 Columbian tetras, 2 Serpae tetras, and 2 small corys.
    mostly worried about the corys. They're the smallest and I'm very attached to them.
    I do take care to feed sinking pellets and smaller amounts of flakes just before i turn the lights off.
    Banjo is such a strange fish though, I wouldn't put it past him to gobble up a cory.

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    Then perhaps you need to find either fish another home.

  5. #5


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    Well if the corys are small enough to fit in his mouth then there is a chance. But the more well fed he is the less of a chance there will be. Flake wont really fill up a banjo cat. Why not try bloodworms, brineshrimp, cut up beef heart. Your corys will like these meaty foods aswell.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  6. #6

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    Aug 2012
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California

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    Read this article and make up your own mind. I believe it's a trusted site so your fish should be safe.,d.cGE

    You should take scottishfish's advice on feeding though, otherwise it may starve.

    Just to back up the first site:
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