Animal Stories - Spotted Raphael Catfish

Animal-World Information about: Spotted Raphael Catfish

The Spotted Raphael Catfish makes a croaking or clicking noise when you take it out of the aquarium!
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Ryan - 2005-05-12
I have had my talking catfish for about three or four years, and i can probably count the number of times i have seen him come out of my castle on one hand. I would like to get rid of the castle, but i have not been able to get him out for about two years because he got big enough to wedge himself in one of the towers when i try to take it out. Im pretty sure he is one of the fatest of his species, cause i swear he is about as fat as he is long. He's about two inches wide, and three inches long. But i recommend this fish to anyone, he is probably one of the most interesting fish i have ever seen seconded only to my oscars.

Sal - 2004-04-09
My Agamyxis is now 17 years old and has survived 2 Long distance House moves, a move to a different tank and numerous tank mates and is still going strong. He/she looks great too.

John Daeschner - 2004-04-04
I have a specimen of Agamyxis pectinifrons that I received from a friend. Its about 5 years old and about 4 inches long. Its living conditions were pretty poor when I got it (tough fish), it now resides in a 240 gal. tank and I never see it. In doing some tank cleaning I removed a large rock from the tank and didnt return it until the next day. This fish was clinging to the rock but I did not notice. It lay on the floor for 25 consecutive hours in no more than a tablespoon of water, only what dripped from the rock. When I found it I returned it to the tank and it was fine! More than a week later the fish is healthy, has perfect fins and seems to have suffered no ill effects of any kind.

chris l. - 2004-03-25
i have pictures of them breeding in my tank