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Most species of catfish are extremely hardy and make for fascinating aquarium specimens.
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If you want to keep Otocinclus in your aquarium make sure it’s fully and, most importantly, stable. Provide plenty of hiding places in the form of plants, rocks and wood and get a group of at least five fish (preferably more). For tankmates, go for only the calmest species: small schooling fish, shrimp and other peaceful catfish like Corydoras can work well.
The Feather Fin Catfish is a fish for long time aquarists. It is a fun fish to have, but difficult to care for. It gets its name from the wo...
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Floating flake food for Tropical Fish. Hikari makes sinking food specifically for Catfish, but be careful and do not feed more than your fish can eat. Be sure your fish eat all the food you feed them, because uneaten food will soon spoil and pollute the aquarium water. Click for more about feeding fish. I feed my Cory Catfish a few live Black Worms every other day. Click for more about Black Worms. Aquarium Catfish for sale
Photo provided by FlickrFlagtail Catfish, Dianema urostriata. An active, attractive catfish for your aquarium. Grows to approximately 4
Photo provided by FlickrBlood Parrots and Synodontis catfish can be kept together as long as the aquarium is large enough and well-filtered enough for both.
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Channel catfish which are known for their tender and well tasting meat are not only a culinary treat and popular sport fish but also an appreciate aquarium fish among those who have the facilities to be able to keep them (I will talk more about keeping Channel Catfish in aquariums later) . Channel Catfish are very similar to Blue Catfish but they can be easily distinguished from each other by looking at their anal fins. If the anal fin is rounded than your fish is a Channel catfish. You can also make an educated guess of the species depending on where you caught your catfish. Blue catfish are primarily found in rapidly moving water and if you catch one of these catfish in a lake or a reservoir it’s most likely a Channel catfish. The Blue Catfish is loved by sport fishers and aquarist a like and even if most people think about this fish primarily as a sport fish they are much more then that. Blue Catfish is a not to uncommon aquarium fish among those fortunate enough to have an aquarium large enough to host this huge catfish. Blue Catfish are also a commercial important species in many areas and are considered a delicates. The Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) can get up to around 50 inches (130 cm) or larger in size when fully grown! The more commonly seen sizes are around half that - 25 inches (65 cm) or so. They are considered fast growers and will outgrow 99 percent of home aquariums so it's best to not buy this catfish unless you have a large backyard pond to put them in. The redtail catfish can live for many, many years so putting one in a small tank that they can quickly outgrow is not a good idea at all.Decorate the aquarium with sand or gravel as bottom substrate and provide the fish with a number of large rocks which they can hide around or perhaps even under. A few plants are beneficial but avoid planting your aquarium to densely. Use a large filter to circulate the water and keep it clean. Channel fish are best kept in water with pH 6-8 and a temperature of 77-82°F / 25-28°C but Channel Catfish can accept a wide variety of temperatures without taking damage. Their growth rate are highly dependent on water temperature and maximal growth are achieved in 85° F/ 29.5° C although this hardly is a goal for most aquarium owners.

If you want to keep Blue Catfish in aquariums you will have to try to mimic these conditions. Blue Catfish are however hardy fish and will survive even if the environment you offer them are less then optimal. They need to be kept in a very large aquarium or pond due to their very large size and are best kept in an aquarium/pond with a water temperature of 25-28°C/ 77-82°F. The aquarium/pond should be decorated with large rocks and a bottom covered with sand and gravel. Blue Catfish will appreciate if the aquarium/pond are decorated in such away that there are hiding places that are large enough for the catfish to hide in. Plants are not necessary. Use a large filter to provide the catfish with enough water moment.
Channel catfish are very easy to feed in aquariums and will accept most meaty food that is offered for them. They eat primarily at night and will accept food in all waters levels. In the wild they feed on aquatic insects, crayfish, molluscs, crustaceans and other fish. Young fish might refuse to eat fish until they grow older and can then be given a diet of shrimp, crabs and molluscs.