Red tail catfish are jerks

BraxtonR

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I have a red tail catfish and I had him for about a month he is about 16 inches long and ate 150 bucks in food already including accidental food as in 3 Oscars and a 6 inch Arowana.....what can I have as a tank mate with him that will hold their own?
 

Jakob

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Welcome to the forum.

You can only blame yourself for giving him the opportunity of eating tankmates. You can keep almost anything with him that doesn't fit in his mouth, is docile, and has a fast growth rate. Another choice would be something considerably bigger than him and docile.
 

justarn

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classic pic oddball!-) 5k gallon tank anyone? preob less than 10 members on mfk with an aquarium big enough for that wr beast..,
 

predatorkeeper87

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I mean...the catfish isn't a jerk...you essentially set a box of oreos in front of a fat kid....
can't blame the apex predator in the tank lol.

That'd be like me blaming my delhezi poly for eating one of my just purchased odoe pikes...to him it was $50 sushi and my fault
 

xraycer

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I mean...the catfish isn't a jerk...you essentially set a box of oreos in front of a fat kid....
LOL

To the OP, do your research before buying a fish

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