Striped Raphael Catfish - Platydoras costatus
This catfish is nocturnal, and needs a dark hiding place in which to take refuge during the day. It is a scavenger and will eat most foods that it finds at the bottom of the tank. It is a peaceful fish and can be kept with most community species. It is also tolerant of its own kind and can be kept in small groups or singly.
Due to its protective "armor", the Striped Raphael Catfish can also be kept with small to medium sized more aggressive fish including many types of cichlids. Despite its passive nature, it may eat very tiny fish, such as young fry.
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|Common Name||Striped Raphael Catfish|
|Scientific Name||Platydoras costatus|
|Max Size (in inches)||6|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||30|
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Ratings & Reviews
As of 2020 he is almost 10 inches now... and still as playful as when I bought him at TFP in 2005
Striped Raphael Catfish
by Eric Price
Bought mine at TFP in 2005 It is now 8 inches long ,Really a cool looking fish comes out at feeding time ,Warning It will eat smaller fish<BR><b><i><br></i></b><BR><b><i>That Fish Place: Great job keeping this for so long, Eric!</i></b>
by Trisha Morgan
Our fish lived for 12 years. I thought that was amazing. He was an amazing little fish. Would hide out most of the time, but was a real treat to see him when he did come out. He did spend two or three days out before he died. Guess he was telling us good-bye :'( RIP Wally
Good old fat catfish!