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Old 07-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Catfish eat barbs?

A fish store didn't have the fish I wanted so I ordered the fish for the store. When the fish came in and we went to pick them up we saw that they messed up the order and got a redtail catfish with the fish we ordered. It looked very pretty and the people at the store said that it would go very well with the barbs that I had bought, so we decided to buy it. I looked up stuff about the redtail catfish, and found out that they can grow very huge very fast. I got very worried that my 55gallon tank wouldn't be big enough and got very VERY worried that it might eat my 1/2 inch barbs. Should I keep the catfish, or get rid of the catfish? It's just so pretty and full of personality that I don't want to get rid of it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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It's for the best for it to go to a new home, I have seen those cats at 5 feet, one at 6. Look up the Tennessee Aquarium river monster exhibit. There so big they could eat children. No prob with barbs. Look for a African feather fin, great cats and very pretty
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Oh, well. I guess I'll have to take him back. I'll be sad to see him go, and will miss all the extra fun energy and beauty that he added to the tank.
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Oh, well. I guess I'll have to take him back. I'll be sad to see him go, and will miss all the extra fun energy and beauty that he added to the tank.
It's for the best there are serval other cool cats that you can have
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Any specific types that would be good for my aquarium?
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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Any specific types that would be good for my aquarium?
Cories, midnight a, oil, African feather fin, mabye a port hole, pictus you could have 2-3 in a 55 since they are more social
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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Pictus cats may try to eat the barbs
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Oil catfish look very pretty, and I'm reading that they're great fish to have in an aquarium. I think I'll consider getting one!
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Oil catfish look very pretty, and I'm reading that they're great fish to have in an aquarium. I think I'll consider getting one!
An there really not common, or at least there not around hete
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I really like the porthole catfish
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I understand those RTC are VERY expensive??!?
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Rehome the red tail catfish ASAP.
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My RTC was $17.
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Red tail catfish are also very active so you need a very large tank.
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Well, the catfish now has a new much bigger home. I hope he's happy with his new owners.
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Pictus will eat anything they can fit in their mouths lol, great cat though.
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