Striped Raphael Catfish, Talking Catfish (Platydoras Armatulus)
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Striped Raphael Catfish, Talking Catfish (Platydoras Armatulus)


Common Name: Striped Raphael Catfish, Talking Catfish
Proper Name: Platydoras Armatulus
Category: Catfish
Temperature: 24 - 29 C
Temperament Reclusive
Maximum Size: 23 cm
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I've seen a few of these. Beautiful fish that love to hide all day. Apparently they make croaking noises to scare off predators. Never heard it before though. Supposed to be very friendly.
Wannabe Guru
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They are very friendly and make cricket noises out of water. Spiny, but lovely. They seem very social, but are fine on their own.
Algae Grower
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I have two. They get big and are very heavy polluters. I like them though. Only bottom feeder my crayfish won't mess with. He's tried the cat is to heavily armoured to even be phased. Yes they croak when out of water.
Algae Grower
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Bought one at Walmart (Blasphemy I know!) Because I felt sorry for the half inch Lil thing. Needless to say he is now 6 inches and has outlasted all my fish and handled many extremes. I believe these guys are bomb proof. Awesome to watch scavenging for food and great with other fish.

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