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Hey guys. After much consideration. I decided I like catfish alot. So I wanna make them an option for what I wanna keep. But before that. The type of catfish I like are scaleless, long thick whiskers, and big beady eyes, and fat. Like this one

I was thinking I could buy a gulper catfish. But I dont know too much about them.... and they are expensive.... Like too expensive, to risk. I wouldnt mind paying for it as long as its a sure hit that it wont die. I kinda dont want to have to throw away 125dollars. Dx BUT I like catfish that look like the gulper cats. I wont have a huge tank. I think that most likely I will be allowed a 15gallon. but there is a slight 20% chance that I can be allowed that 29g. Either way I wanna know good catfish species. I am thinking Id make this a species only tank. At most Id put some small fish like danios or minnows. Since I like minnows. Lol. But, my focus is on the catfish. Its not going to be what I will get. But you know Iam just trying to keep my options open. I already know I can keep a crawdad, or a small school of tetras, or a small school of ADF, or a small school of shrimps and a few snails. But as another choice. Id like to make this one. I really like how it has the smooth skin on this one and it has a weird color pattern to it. and its fat as a sumo. lol

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I found an interesting link on Wikipedia that has a list of catfish. It's not the best, since a lot of info seems to be missing, but you can look at a particular cat's size to see if it's a good choice for your tank, and then research further about it. If you see a cat that you like and can't see its maximum size, you can research it to see if it will be good in your 15 gallon.

I've always understood that catfish in general tend to grow huge, though. (maybe I'm just thinking of the wild ones...) The gulper that you're talking about grows to 10" at LEAST. In the wild they can grow much more. I'd wait for someone else's input though. Catfish are interesting creatures, aren't they? :)

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I have three pictus catfish. One is about 6 inches long and pure muscle. He has these six whiskers that are so cute, except for then they stab you. That hurts...But they have a nice color pattern. They can't be kept in anything smaller than a 30 long though since they like to pace. I had 3 in that tank for a month for qt. You can see them in my tropical thread.

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I have three pictus catfish. One is about 6 inches long and pure muscle. He has these six whiskers that are so cute, except for then they stab you. That hurts...But they have a nice color pattern. They can't be kept in anything smaller than a 30 long though since they like to pace. I had 3 in that tank for a month for qt. You can see them in my tropical thread.

Iam hoping my tadpole shrimps hatch and grow. After they die. I will freeze them and store them for fish food. ;D

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How about Madtoms??! They only get to be about 3-4 in long are are super cute. Here is a link to a place that sells them and other native freshwater fish (minnows, etc.):

http://www.aquaculturestore.com/fwverts.html#catfish

They have some larger cats for sale too but those will get way too big for a 15 or even 29 gal tank. So Madtoms are the perfect solution. Here's a link for more info on the Tadpole Madtom--says they have no scales among other things:

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/fish/noturusgyr.html

I plan on ordering 1 or 2 of the speckled Madtoms for my 40 gal in the near future. :)

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How about Madtoms??! They only get to be about 3-4 in long are are super cute. Here is a link to a place that sells them and other native freshwater fish (minnows, etc.):

http://www.aquaculturestore.com/fwverts.html#catfish

They have some larger cats for sale too but those will get way too big for a 15 or even 29 gal tank. So Madtoms are the perfect solution. Here's a link for more info on the Tadpole Madtom--says they have no scales among other things:

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/fish/noturusgyr.html

I plan on ordering 1 or 2 of the speckled Madtoms for my 40 gal in the near future. :)

I like them. Except their short lifespan. : U

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That first link has quite a few different native fishes for sale. Here's another link to a place that has frogs, tadpoles, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, and shrimp besides the usual tropicals and stuff.

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/misc_critters/critters.htm#shrimp

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That first link has quite a few different native fishes for sale. Here's another link to a place that has frogs, tadpoles, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, and shrimp besides the usual tropicals and stuff.

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/misc_critters/critters.htm#shrimp

thanks. Oh I know this place. lol. I will take another look at it. Anywho Iam just trying to find more places that have different species of aquarium inhabitant.

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