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    So you want to keep a RTC (Red Tailed Catfish)?

    Discussion in 'Catfish' started by haywood, Jul 29, 2010.

    1. komodo182

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      I'm glad this thread was made. These guys are not that expensive in stores and they get huge for the average keeper.
      Hopefully it informs some people about them.
       
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      totally agree!^^^
      in my future, ill be getting one! >=]
       
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      Great thread and, info. Pointing out the obvious to some but excellent education for lesser experienced/informed fish keepers.

      As monster fish keeping goes, you can not really get much bigger and committed to a fish if you get a RTC and want to keep it for life.
       
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      ditto that i love red tails gonna watch this one for sure :)
       
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      Actually Something to point on the threads.. We Have Been Keeping one in our pond for a long long time already.. My dad Bought it when i was 6.. i am 24 this year.. So i believe their lifespan is well over 15 years.. he is 3' plus already..
       
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      One of my favorites. I'm tempted to put one in my 900g.:screwy:

      Picture 048.jpg
       
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      How scary is it that that sucker would out grow that!?!

      There is a reason that while I have all these big cats, I still don't have an RTC. You know this needs to be a sticky with more photos not just of the fish, but the fish being appropriately housed along with photos of how much food (volume and $) it eats a week.
       
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      i too wish their was a dwarf rtc that had the red tail. i have founda catfish that gets 4 inches max and acts like an rtc and has the body style, but has bumblebee stripes. i want one but dont have the tank for it...yet
       
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      Woa!! Huge tank too!! :eek:

      I wouldn't blame you if you bought one tho, it'd have a better life than it would in a 55 or some other tank most of em end up in.
       
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      Will sticky this.
       

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