Colorful spotted tropical catfish swimming in aquarium
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Plecos are very hardy fish, but are 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. One of the most common freshwater fish ailments is ich.All medications should be used with caution. Because they are a scaleless fish, catfish can be treated with pimafix or melafix but should not be treated with potassium permanganate or copper based medications. Malachite green or formalin can be used at one half to one fourth the recommended dosage. Take care when treating disease as catfish are extremely sensitive to medications.The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your fish the proper environment and give them a well balanced diet. The closer to their natural habitat the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happy. A stressed fish will is more likely to acquire disease. For information about fish diseases and illnesses, see .
(3) 2" Corydoras eques Cory catfish live freshwater tropical shoaling fish
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Electric catfish is the common name for the ( ) Malapteruridae. This family includes two , and with 19 . Several species of this family have the ability to produce an of up to 350 using electroplaques of an . Electric catfish are found in tropical and the . Electric catfish are usually and carnivorous. Some species feed primarily on other fish, incapacitating their prey with electric discharges, but others are generalist bottom forager, feeding on things like invertebrates, fish eggs and . The largest can grow to about 1.2 m (4 ft) long, but most species are far smaller. Bright composition in a tropical aquarium with corals and colorful sea flora. In the center of the composition catfish lying on the bottom
Photo provided by FlickrHopolo Catfish are usually offered for sale by tropical fish keeping shops when they are 1 1/2″ to 2″ in size.
Photo provided by FlickrThis is my albino cory catfish. (corydora) in my freshwater tropical tank! It was taken with an HD camera and really turned out beautiful!
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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!
In addition, some catfish are predators. They make their living and thus survive by eating other fish. Most tropical fish are opportunistic feeders, eating anything they come across and can easily swallow. Predatory catfish, on the other hand, are almost exclusively fish eaters. A good rule of thumb when trying to decide about a catfish for your aquarium is that all catfish with long barbels are predators, but not all predators have long barbels.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.)Please Visit For Aquarium and fish information as well as information on breeding fish.
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