Also known as the Talking Catfish, this popular name arises from the sound made by the fish rotating their pectoral fins which is amplified by their swim bladder.
How hard are they to keep?
We would class this as a easy care level.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
The Striped Raphael Catfish originates widespread in rivers from Peru to Brazil.
What are the ideal water conditions?
Will adapt to a wide range of water parameters. Ideal water conditions are a temperature of 23-28°c. PH 6-7.
What do you feed them?
Feed a varied diet of live and frozen food and dried food such as catfish pellets.
How compatible is it with other fish?
A peaceful species but will eat snails and small shrimps. A nocturnal species which require rocks or bogwood to construct hiding places.
How do you breed them?
Males are smaller than females. No recorded aquarium breeding.