Striped Raphael Catfish

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The Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras costatus) is a captivating and unique addition to tropical aquariums, known for its striking appearance and peaceful demeanour. This catfish species features a distinctive pattern of dark vertical stripes against a light brown or beige body, making it stand out in any aquatic setting. With its flattened shape and whisker-like barbels, the Striped Raphael Catfish is a fascinating bottom-dweller that adds intrigue to the tank.

Creating an ideal habitat for Striped Raphael Catfish involves providing a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots such as caves, driftwood, and plants. These catfish are nocturnal and appreciate dim lighting, so ensure the tank has subdued illumination. Keep the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C) and maintain a neutral to slightly acidic pH level.

Feeding the Striped Raphael Catfish is straightforward as they are omnivores. Offer them sinking pellets, algae wafers, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. They also help control algae and leftover food, contributing to the tank's cleanliness.

Regular water changes and efficient filtration are essential for maintaining water quality in the aquarium. As peaceful and sociable fish, the Striped Raphael Catfish can be kept with other non-aggressive tank mates of similar size. With proper care and a suitable environment, this catfish will thrive and become a captivating and low-maintenance addition to your tropical aquarium.

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