Scientific name: Platydoras costatus
The Striped Raphael Catfish will grow to eight inches and should be kept in a tank with larger community fish. They are active at night, hiding during the day. When the tank light is turned off and a night light in the room is on, these active fish can be observed along with any other catfish in the tank.
The Striped Raphael Catfish does best at a water temperature between 74º and 86º Fahrenheit and a pH in the range of 5.8 to 7.5 with moderately soft to somewhat hard water. All flake and freeze-dried foods are taken, although larger specimens will benefit from pellet foods.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish