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Micro catfish?

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by frigginchi, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. frigginchi

    frigginchi AC Members

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    Are there any catfish that are tiny full grown and look like Bullheads?

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    kyryah Getting my mojo back....

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    There are Madtom catfish which usually stay under 6" in length and resemble bullhead. The only truly tiny catfish that I know of are Hara ssp. such as the Hara jerdoni.

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    I want some for my 29g Biocube. Ideally they would get no bigger than my neons.
     
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    kyryah Getting my mojo back....

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    Your only option then is Hara ssp.

    Franks aquarium carries Hara Jerdoni.

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    calivivarium1 Finished the fight

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    Erethistes jerdoni could be exactly the fish you are looking for. What temp are you keeping the tank at? They like a tad bit cooler water with lots of oxygen
     
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    72-78 degrees depends on if my lights are on.

     
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    I think I will buy a baby madtom and keep it til it grows too big and stick it in my pond.
     
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    or dwarf cories!
     
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    Hara Jerdoni
     
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    Lately, I've been looking for a small catfish to keep around the bottom of my tank too!
     
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    Tatia Perugiae, Honeycomb Cat you guys may like!
     
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    I have some extra Akysis catfish on hand. They don't grow more than 2.5". I was thinking of breeding them, but from what I've read it doesn't seem likely. They aren't strictly nocturnal or even particularly shy. At any given time I see at least a few lounging around in the open. Typical catfish when it come to feeding, they eat anything until their bellies are round. Not a threat to neons, but will eat new livebearer fry.
    For reference, the ramshorn is about the size of a small pea.
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    Just unbagged, in a 5 gallon bucket:
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    If you do get these guys make sure you don't have anything that will fit into it's mouth. It will usually try to eat it.
     
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    I'm new to the forum but wanted to through out there that I've been raising brindled madtom catfish for the past year in my 75 gal tank. I currently have around 14 on hand ranging from 1.5 to 5 inches. I'm looking to get rid of a few soon to make room for some tadpole madtoms I'm expecting if anybody is interested.
     
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    try pygmy corys.
     
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    I was looking at aquabid and they had some tadpole tomcats that apparently stay tinier than normal ones.
     

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