Thread: Banjo Catfish. A carnivore?
03-03-2013, 07:31 PM #1
Banjo Catfish. A carnivore?
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.
03-03-2013, 07:44 PM #2
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 . . . . .
03-03-2013, 07:53 PM #3
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.
03-03-2013, 08:02 PM #4
03-03-2013, 08:03 PM #5
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 . . . . .
03-04-2013, 10:41 AM #6
Read this article and make up your own mind. I believe it's a trusted site so your fish should be safe.
You should take scottishfish's advice on feeding though, otherwise it may starve.
Just to back up the first site: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...R8YRDScQNZ9pfA
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