eclipse catfish?

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    i saw these at the local fish store and they said 5 gallons would be fine :confused:. now, around here if something looks like a catfish we understand it to get HUGE. so whats up with them? they say they only get 6 inches, and if its true that theyll fit in a 5 gallon id like to get one for my 10 gallon. but im pretty dumb when it comes to catfish. any ideas?
     
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  3. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    there is no way...

    those fish can get up to 18'' given the right conditions..

    usually they die before reaching that size in captivity.. thats why you see them from 6-7 inches
     
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  4. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    thats what i was thinking. their really cool looking but catfish in the wild around here (and thats almost exactly what it looked like) you can only find at 16" and up. so i thought id ask before i bought one.

    and catfish that will fit in a 10 gallon planted tank?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Corydoras species are what you are looking for. Dwarf Corydoras school and look real cool doing it.
     
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    Gexx Giant Squid

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    Pictus cats? Banjo cats? I like both of those. Will they work. Not both. Just one or the other.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No they need larger tanks, specially the pictus. It should be kept in 75 gallon or larger tank IME. The banjo will suck down any small fish you will have as will the pictus. Check out the ones I recommended.
     
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    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    kss2801 Montipora Capricornis

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    I took too long. lol