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    I think I might put a raphael in my 55 gallon. Would it compete too much with the cories? It really is just an idea, I'm not too educated on other catfish besides cories and plecos and I've never had a raphael before. Would it eat any of my smaller tetras/cories?

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    I have 2 in my 75gal Piranha tank. I've heard they have a tendency to be territorial, but oftentimes mine are chilling right next to/on top of eachother under the same rock. I think you would probably be alright, but like other catfish, they will probably eat anything small enough to fit in their mouths during the night.
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    hello,ive had three in one tank (tank is 4ft long and hold 180 litres) with other catfish,plecs,ive not had a problem with them you may have noticed i said ive had three im now down to 1 :(,i found them shy and nocturnal and partial to a few worms and they like to sqeeze into small places,housing is important has they like the dark,

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    They are coomunity cats. Is is styriped or spotted????
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    I have one of each and they are equally cool! They are also called "Talking Catfish". If you take it out of water, it'll actually make a grunting noise. Be careful if you need to move one, as they can easily get snagged in a net due to their spiney outisde. Also, they can clamp their pectorial fins down pretty tight. If that happens, simply put the whole net in the water and let it let go on it's own, don't try to shake him lose. It's usually better to try to use a cup to move it.
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    Yeah my brother got his snagged in the net. Its best to try and bag them and not net them. As as a defensive their entire bodies lock up. My brothers locked up in his net. We had to cut the net out very careful with an exacto knife and the fish still had little pieces of net in the spines. Eventually it all came off. It was a mess. Stressed the fish but atleast he lived.
    The talking is thevibration and soundfrom their spines clicking together!!!
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    they get 8" fullgrown, he should have a 75g+ when hes fullgrown but until then a 55g is fine

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    They are slow growers. You're right, they can get pretty big, but a 55gal for one would last him awhile
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    hmmmmm well i don't like buying fish and putting them in tanks that are too small for them when they grow, cause im never sure if i will get a bigger tank, probably though. it would be a striped if i got it.

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    Yeah the stripped get like 8 inches the spotted around 6 inches.
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