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#1 malbone

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 05:38 PM

I'm after catfish that come out to play during the day - so many hide - the only one I know of is Pictus - love em - any suggestions???



#2 ice

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

Neosilurus Sp, both my ater and hyrtlii are out and about all the damn time and never seem to sleep.

 

Depends on the tank though, whats the water parameters? Synodontis are another option.



#3 malbone

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

Hi Ice - Only know temp = 28c - never test anything - been doing 20% water change a week for about 30 years - works for me - never seen those cats before - are they hard to find - the second one looks like some sort of Tandanas.............



#4 ice

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:30 AM

They are native northern eeltail catfish. Aters come up now and then but hyrtlii are a bit more difficult. I know livefish have had both in the past so Id start there. If you dont have any luck try aquagreen in Darwin. He collects from the wild and can get most of the northern native species :)

#5 Westie

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:02 PM

Pet Magic in Cannington get native eel tail catfish in from time to time
Have also seen them at Aquotix in the past

#6 malbone

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:05 PM

pet magic has come up a few times latley - got my tandanas there a few weeks ago..................



#7 Jules

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:17 AM

Salmontail catfish ive found to always be quite active - not as much when larger though.

The driftwood catfish that has become readily available is another one always out and about, and quite a funny looking bugger.

Upside down cats and other synodontis species that Ice mentioned.

 

All depends on tank size and what else there going with.



#8 Westie

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:14 PM

In my display tank I have 3 different synodontis
I have 10 nigriventris, 2 Polli, and another 2 which were labelled as ilebrevis (or something like that)
I found the nigriventris to be SUPER active during the day for about a year? But as they got larger they only come out at night or when it's time to eat. The other 2 synos are always cruising around the tank and look happy enough

#9 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:05 AM

the ol' rtc doesn't hide.... always out and about :)



#10 Jules

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:44 AM

Don't think she could hide hey Johnno :Rofl_3f:



#11 malbone

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 02:06 PM

hey guys i don't think she could hide in an olympic swimming pool :) Foxtel had an interesting show on an introudced catfish - had an eel tail - and grew about 2 meters - one place it lived on piegons and another place they caught an albino - mainly sport fishing so catch and release.........  



#12 ice

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

Thatd be the Wels catfish, those things are bloody impressive animals.

#13 Jules

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:18 AM

As are the Vundu Catfish! Most large catty species are.


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