Striped Raphael Catfish



Other Striped Raphael Catfish Names: Striped Raphael Catfish, Raphael Catfish

Striped Raphael Catfish Scientific Name: Platydoras Costatus

Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras Costatus))

Temperature Range: 74°F-85°F
74°-85°
pH Range: 6.2-7.8
6.2-7.8
Hardness Range: 5-20°
5-20°


Family: Doradidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Striped Raphael Catfish Adult Size: 8.5 inches (cm)

Striped Raphael Catfish Life Expectancy: 13 years

Striped Raphael Catfish Habitat: South American lakes and rivers

Striped Raphael Catfish Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Striped Raphael Catfish Temperament: Generally peacful but may eat other small fish.

Striped Raphael Catfish Diet & Nutrition: Fresh algae, zucchini and spinach. Prefers small live foods such as brine shrimp, blood worms, glass worms and tubifex worms. Frozen brine shrimp, plankton, beef heart, glass worms and blood worms. Freeze dried, pellet and tablet food will be accepted on occasion.

Striped Raphael Catfish Description: The striped raphael catfish certainly has an interesting appearance. It has boney spines up and down its brown colored body. In addition to these spines, tan color stripes decorate the fish from back to front. The bottom of the fish is flat and the top is rounded and bony. The striped raphael catfish is sometimes called the talking catfish because it is able to produce a variety of sounds by grinding the bones of its pectoral fins. It has the typical baubles or whiskers of other catfish.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Most species that require similar water parameters.

Striped Raphael Catfish Breeding & Spawning: No reports of successful breeding in home aquariums.

Determining Striped Raphael Catfish Sex: No known way to determine with visual inspection.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Striped Raphael Catfish Diseases: None other than those common to all tropical species.



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