Spotted Raphael Catfish



Other Spotted Raphael Catfish Names: Spotted Raphael Catfish, Raphael Catfish, Talking Catfish

Spotted Raphael Catfish Scientific Name: Agamyxis pectinifrons, Doras flavopictus, Doras pectinifrons

Spotted Raphael Catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons))

Temperature Range: 68°F-78°F
68°-78°
pH Range: 5.8-7.6
5.8-7.6
Hardness Range: 1-20°
1-20°


Family: Doradidae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Spotted Raphael Catfish Adult Size: 8 inches (cm)

Spotted Raphael Catfish Life Expectancy: 9 years

Spotted Raphael Catfish Habitat: South American Rivers

Spotted Raphael Catfish Minimum Tank Size: 29 gallons

Spotted Raphael Catfish Temperament: Peaceful community fish.

Spotted Raphael Catfish Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with sinking pellets and worms.

Spotted Raphael Catfish Description:

The Spotted Raphael Catfish is also called the "Talking Catfish". This is because it seems to 'talk' when you take it out of the aquarium! (Actually it 'croaks' or 'clicks' faintly when it 'talks'.)

 

This fish is peaceful and does well in a community aquarium. Being nocturnal, the Spotted Raphael Catfish or Talking Catfish is a bit shy and will look for a nice comfortable hiding place during the day.

 

The Spotted Raphael Catfish, like the Striped Raphael, likes to burrow in the soft river bottom so provide a corner of fine gravel or sand. They also like some plant cover and hiding places like the hollows of roots. They will not harm plants.

 

It is best to catch the Spotted Raphael Catfish or Talking Catfish with a glass rather than a net as they are prone to sticking out their side spines in a very rigid manner when they are stressed. They can easily get caught in a net. Not only is it difficult on both the fish and you when you try to get them untangled, it is also a bit dangerous. A prick from the spines of this fish is quite painful!



Tank Mate Compatibility: Other community fish but can also work in new world cichlid tanks.

Spotted Raphael Catfish Breeding & Spawning: No known way to breed in captivity.

Determining Spotted Raphael Catfish Sex: No known way to sex visually.

Aquarium Region: Bottom.

Spotted Raphael Catfish Diseases: None specific to species.



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