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    I have 2 four line catfish when I got them they were about the same size. One became dominate and is now lives in a nice open log. The other umder a cramper stump. The bigger dominate one is now about twice the size of the other. Am I doing somthing wrong? Is this normal or should I be worried? Thanks for your help.

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    is this your catfish? try this link to see if its any good

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...epimodella.php
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    Nice, I have the same problem even though I have alot of hiding spot for mine, but one is huge, I never see him eat, but the smaller one who usually staying in sight eat everything it can get it's mouth on.

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    I have a five line catfish (almost the same) and he eats pellets right off the top of the water at almost every feeding. Earthworms are his favorite though. He's a good 8 inches and still growing at a good pace. I'd like to get another one, but he's somewhat of a bully.
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    crispy, through my experince with them they normally are best kept in a couple,but territorial status does happen,are you using floater pellets or ones that drop straight to the bottom?
    have 2 four line catfish when I got them they were about the same size. One became dominate and is now lives in a nice open log. The other umder a cramper stump. The bigger dominate one is now about twice the size of the other. Am I doing somthing wrong? Is this normal or should I be worried? Thanks for your help.
    now we know what fish this is normal behaviour,you are doing nothing wrong,it maybe a case of you have male and female,or one is growing faster than the other,i have the same thing with my oscars charlies huge compared to bubba and they were the same size when i brought both,
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcakes
    crispy, through my experince with them they normally are best kept in a couple,but territorial status does happen,are you using floater pellets or ones that drop straight to the bottom?

    now we know what fish this is normal behaviour,you are doing nothing wrong,it maybe a case of you have male and female,or one is growing faster than the other,i have the same thing with my oscars charlies huge compared to bubba and they were the same size when i brought both,
    Lol I agree with angelcakes.Could very well be different sexes and size issues resulting in dominance issues.Just try ang get some food to fall in front of it.
    It could also be the food you are using.Try a quality sinking pellet.NLS or Hikari!

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    do you have hiding spots

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    I only have 1 five-lined catfish and he eats off the top at every feeding. He's at least 8 inches and has a ton of places to hide. I think you mixed me up with the guy (ropefishman) asking the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy
    I only have 1 five-lined catfish and he eats off the top at every feeding. He's at least 8 inches and has a ton of places to hide. I think you mixed me up with the guy (ropefishman) asking the question.
    crispy,
    I'd like to get another one, but he's somewhat of a bully.
    this is what you wrote and i meant they get better on in a couple, brought as a couple,so as youve got the one and you would like or thinking about getting another,but as your catfish is a bully then i would advise not thinking/getting another one as yours will bully that to,
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