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Striped Rafael Catfish

Striped Rafael Catfish

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Platydoras armatulus, also known as the Striped Raphael Catfish, is a stunning and popular freshwater fish that is a great addition to any aquarium. These fish originate from South America and are known for their unique appearance and peaceful temperament.

Striped Raphael Catfish prefer a temperature range between 73-82°F (23-28°C) and a pH range of 6.5-7.5. They also prefer moderate hardness levels with a recommended range of 2-12 dKH and 2-12 dGH. It is important to maintain good water quality and regular water changes to ensure the health and well-being of your Striped Raphael Catfish.

In terms of behavior, Striped Raphael Catfish are peaceful and social fish that can be kept in groups. They are active swimmers but also enjoy resting in caves or under driftwood. Striped Raphael Catfish are omnivores and enjoy a varied diet of high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live food such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and earthworms.

Striped Raphael Catfish are found in the slow-moving rivers and streams of South America. They inhabit areas with dense vegetation and plenty of hiding spots, making them well-suited to aquariums with plenty of decorations and hiding spots. These fish are known for their hardiness and ease of care, making them a great choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Interesting facts about Striped Raphael Catfish include their unique appearance, with a striped pattern of white and black that gives them a distinctive look. They are also known for their ability to breathe air, which allows them to survive in low-oxygen environments. Striped Raphael Catfish can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) in length and can live up to 10 years with proper care. Overall, Striped Raphael Catfish are a beautiful and fascinating addition to any aquarium.

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