Corydoras sodalis 1.5 Tropical Fish Catfish
The Striped Raphael Catfish are fairly hardy but are subject to the same diseases as other tropical fish. Disease is not usually a problem in a well maintained aquarium and these catfish are very resilient. The most common problem that happens to this fish are injuries from netting and transportation. Take great caution when catching and removing this fish. High nitrate levels can also cause these catfish to develop infected barbels; this makes it difficult for them to navigate and eat normally. Maintain nitrate levels below 20 ppm through regular water changes.
After several years of keeping tropical fish, I began to feel that I understood reasonably well what fish could live together successfully. At least I no longer purchase small neon tetras to live with my adult . Recently I’ve taken a great interest in catfish of all kinds. Quite frankly, I feel like a beginning aquarist all over again. If the catfish get along with my other tropical fish, they don’t get along with each other and vice versa. How can I tell what fish are going to be compatible? The method I’m currently using of course, missing fish or dead (sometimes near dead) catfish, is clearly not satisfactory. Help!
Our Betta fish section contains all the information a Betta Lover can ever need such a how to breed Betta fish, how to care for Betta fish, what to feed Betta fish and Betta genetics. Other sections in our aquarium articles library include sections about catfish and tropical fish breeding. We are constantly adding new aquarium articles to our library.Freshwater catfish are found on every continent except Antarctica, and are generally hardy, easygoing fish. As aquarium pets, they offer an added bonus of scavenging, eating bits of food that have fallen to the bottom of the tank. Most are peaceful fish who get along well with other species of tropical fish, but there are some exceptions. It's important to understand each type of catfish when choosing one to complete your aquarium habitat so that it can coexist peacefully with existing community members.If you are interested in a particular tropical aquarium fish species, we recommend our species database. The species database is also updated regularly and the species database currently contains 350+ freshwater tropical fish profiles. Commonly kept fresh water tropical aquarium fish species, such as Angelfish, Goldfish, Bristlenosed Catfish, Betta fish and various American Cichlids and African Cichlids are naturally included, but less frequently kept tropical fish species e.g. the Arowana and other large predatory fish species can also be found in our database of fresh water tropical fish. If you are looking for breeding information for a certain species of freshwater tropical aquarium fish we suggest that you take a look among the species profiles as well as the fish breeding section in our aquarium articles library since the majority of the species profiles contain breeding information.
Assuming that you can provide sufficient room for your new catfish acquisitions, what else must you consider? Tropical fish grow. This is certainly not a profound statement, but is the catfish a juvenile of a species that grows very large by aquarium standards? If so, it can and will grow very quickly. Uninformed aquarists can and do purchase these cute “little fish.” (Lee Finley, a fellow columnist, has a photo of a baby shovelnosed catfish, Trixie, given to me as a gift. In the photo is a ruler at the bottom of the aquarium, so there is no mistaking the size — a 3-inch catfish that easily grows to 3 feet.)Some catfish are omnivorous and occasionally prey on other fish in the aquarium. They're best kept in larger aquariums or with large tropical fish. These include sea, naked, air-breathing, pangasius and long-whiskered catfish. They may be kept with other fish as long as there is plenty of room and hiding places for fish such as rocks and plants.There are very many species of catfish that are kept by tropical fish hobbyists and many of them are thought of as bottom-feeders and scavengers. And indeed this is the method of feeding for a lot of types but others have sucker-mouths and graze the algae off rocks and plants.