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I have a red tail catfish and he's been acting the same way to. He hasn't ate anything for about a week now. I've looked up tons of videos and came up with a couple good answers. 1. He might have ate something and couldn't digest it right, mayb its stuck inside his belly. 2. They can get sick very easily! If you put any type of metal they can get sick off of that to. 3. Make sure to always keep the water clean which you said you do. None of these was my problem. No matter what I did my catfish wasn't eating his food at all and I was giving him his pellet food. My last attempt to keep this sucker from dying was tuna fish!! I threw some in with a little of the oil that come with it so he can smell it, and he started eating again! :) hope I helped you incase you still have any red tail catfish you still currently own. Hope it helps other ppl as well when they read this, take care..
Giving sausages to Tiger Shovelnose and Redtail catfish and Oscars & some Cichlid pellet food
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Red-tailed Catfish are but prefer meaty foods. As juveniles, they will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food or pellet everyday. As they grow go offer higher percentages of pellets, live or frozen foods, and fruits. Be cautious as these fish will and can eat anything that fits in their mouth, including filter parts and heaters. Apr 2, 2011 - Red-tailed Catfish are omnivorous but prefer meaty foods
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Red Tailed Catfish diet in the wild consists of fish, large crustaceans and, surprisingly, fruit. Very small juveniles should be fed twice a day and it is a good idea not to let them get used to live food at an early age. This will prevent problems with refusing other types of food later in life. Bloodworms, earthworms and good quality pellets or tablets designed for carnivorous catfish are a good staple diet when they are young. As larger juveniles, Red Tailed Catfish can be fed once a day with similar types of food. As they grow, their diet can be altered to include small shrimp and crabs, with the occasional treat of shellfish and beef heart. As adults, feeding should be done once or twice a week, with a period of fasting in between meals. At adult size, most Red Tails will ignore foods such as bloodworms and pellets as they are simply not large enough to satisfy their predatory appetites. At this stage, large portions of shrimp, crabs and beef heart are the best source of protein for these monsters. Feeders can be used for adult fish, but they will need to be of a larger size that those offered to large, predatory cichlids.A red-tailed Nile catfish has no real enemies, besides human beings. The largest of all aquarium catfish, the red-tailed Nile dominates aquariums with his size and rarely falls prey to other aquarium inhabitants. In the wild, these catfish aren’t so lucky. They are hunted for sport, but rarely for food.Red Tailed Catfish diet in the wild consists of fish, large crustaceans and, surprisingly, fruit. Very small juveniles should be fed twice a day and it is a good idea not to let them get used to live food at an early age. This will prevent problems with refusing other types of food later in life. Bloodworms, earthworms and good quality pellets or tablets designed for carnivorous catfish are a good staple diet when they are young. As larger juveniles, Red Tailed Catfish can be fed once a day with similar types of food. As they grow, their diet can be altered to include small shrimp and crabs, with the occasional treat of shellfish and beef heart. As adults, feeding should be done once or twice a week, with a period of fasting in between meals. At adult size, most Red Tails will ignore foods such as bloodworms and pellets as they are simply not large enough to satisfy their predatory appetites. At this stage, large portions of shrimp, crabs and beef heart are the best source of protein for these monsters. Feeders can be used for adult fish, but they will need to be of a larger size that those offered to large, predatory cichlids.The Red-tailed Catfish has cylindrical arrow shaped body with a flattened belly and a laterally compressed tail. The mouth is shovel like and moderately depressed which is surrounded by long whiskers or barbels. A wide white stripe is present on the body that extends along the midline from the mouth to the caudal fin. Top of the body is dark gray to black in color while the underbelly and lower part of the mouth is white. The dorsal, pelvic, anal and the caudal fin are slightly pinkish red in color. In nature, its food mainly consists of other fish, crabs, crustaceans, fruits and seeds that fall into the waters. It is a good eater and in captive condition, they prefer meaty type freshwater foods or catfish sticks or the larger pellets. As juveniles, they generally eat all kinds of live, fresh and flake foods. To keep a healthy body, give them a high quality flake food or pellet every day. They are known to be very slow moving bottom fish that ambush their prey with their slow swimming habits. It prefers waters with pH range of 5.8 – 6.8, a temperature of 68-790 F and the water hardness between 2 and 10 dGH. It grows up to 1.8 m in length and 80 kg in weight. It can live up to 20 years.