RARE "Goeldiella eques" AT MY LFS!!!

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Just purchase 4inch horsehead catfish a few days but he isn't moving that much.. is that normal ??
Probably still settling in. Should be active when the lights go out.
 

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Perhaps more so at night, as Rob had said. In my hands these were pretty inactive, in fact when adults, they were like a catfish-looking log, day or night as far as I could observe. I never understood if it was my care or their nature. Totally passive. So much that I don't want another one.

Anyone else with extended experience out there???
 

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Perhaps more so at night, as Rob had said. In my hands these were pretty inactive, in fact when adults, they were like a catfish-looking log, day or night as far as I could observe. I never understood if it was my care or their nature. Totally passive. So much that I don't want another one.

Anyone else with extended experience out there???
I wish I known that before i purchase him.. thought they were a active catfish.. since they're from the pim species
 

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I wish I known that before i purchase him.. thought they were a active catfish.. since they're from the pim species
I am not saying at all mine is an average, to-be-expected experience. Every tank differs and yours might be a different experience.

This catfish is from the Heptapteridae family, not that Pimelodidae are synonymous with activity. Pangasiidae I'd say are.
 

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I am not saying at all mine is an average, to-be-expected experience. Every tank differs and yours might be a different experience.

This catfish is from the Heptapteridae family, not that Pimelodidae are synonymous with activity. Pangasiidae I'd say are.
I appreciate the info.. see your video of you swim with your catfish!. Amazing!..
 
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