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merfish
01-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Hi

I have a talking catfish in a tank with tetras I have had him for 2 years and he has always been peaceful apart from the last 2 months when it has eaten 4 of my tetras. I am currently cycleing a 115 litre tank which I am going to transfer the catfish into.
Does anyone know what fish I can keep in this size tank with the cat?
I have been told so much conflicting information I dont know what to get!
Fish ive been told to keep/not to keep with the cat in this size tank are:
Angelfish,gourmais,cichlids,barbs,fantails,and mollys
My brain is bleeding from too much info help!:sconfused:

Slaphppy7
01-20-2015, 09:54 PM
If it's a talking catfish, just ask him who he'd like in the tank with him! :hmm3grin2orange:

Terribly sorry, I couldn't resist...do "talking catfish" have another name?...

merfish
01-20-2015, 10:01 PM
Ha Ha very funny! wish I could have a chat with him the little ****
they are also called raphael catfish or humbug catfish they are cool check them out

Slaphppy7
01-20-2015, 10:12 PM
Yeah, I bet you'd give him an ear (gill?) full!

Those are pretty neat, but wow they get big...here's some info for you, see the "Behavior and Compatibility" section: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/platydoras-armatulus/

merfish
01-20-2015, 10:40 PM
Cheers mate will do!

Slaphppy7
01-20-2015, 10:45 PM
BTW, welcome to the AC! :22:

Sadis
03-01-2015, 09:31 PM
I have 2 Raphael Catfish in my 55 Gl tank with many tetras and have never had a problem with them attacking other fish. However you need to have a good hiding place for them as they are most comfortable during the day in a hiding spot that is dark. I have seen once or twice that if they do not have a good resting spot they can get aggressive while searching for one.

DougStanley
03-02-2015, 01:28 AM
If it's a talking catfish, just ask him who he'd like in the tank with him! :hmm3grin2orange:

Terribly sorry, I couldn't resist...do "talking catfish" have another name?...

Their origin is Columbia so the dialect is probably hard to pick up lol.

ARRESO
11-28-2019, 07:01 PM
they are also called raphael catfish or humbug catfish they are cool check them out

Slaphppy7
11-28-2019, 07:02 PM
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