Rapheal died :(

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One of my Rapheal catfish/striped doras died

I think it was my female Spike as I am pretty sure the remaining one which was hiding is Gizmo my male. I am not sure how old Spike was but Ive had her about 8years I guess as a rescue from Dobbies. Someone donated to them and she was full size when I brought her.

Here are some pics of the little fatty as you can see she liked her food.



I also took pics of her spikes so you can see how armoured these fish are;



All the other fish are fine but I did big WC just in case; kind of sad as Ive lost my female BN plec, my GG and now my raf all in the last few months.

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OFL replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

Very sad, sorry to hear of your loss, he looked like a beautiful fish. Was he supposed to be that big, looks a little bit swollen, or was that normal?

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jnet replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

they are known for being greedy and she was always a fatty, they eat anything that reaches the sand so its hard to monitor what they are eating.

this is my best vid I think of the pair of them



also has Auski in it.

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jnet replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

I wqas trying to find the vid when they laid eggs but I cant find it.

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tehmole replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

sorry to hear .. he's a big fatty. Are you going to replace him?
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jnet replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

not sure the tank was full anyhow, I do really like these fish, but we might be moving in a few years so Im not sure how long Im keeping my big plywood tank as Im not sure it will move well.

Im hoping to get the lights perfect and then give you guys a vid.

but my tank has in it at moment;
3oscars, 1tiger 2reds
4jds
2geo
2rainbow cichlids
rainbow shark
plec, raf

having recently lost; GG, angel and now my raf. And I moved the other angel to my other tank as its currently not got many fish in it and the angel that died was bullying it.

still the tanks approx 1000litres 300gals but I think still over stocked
Ill try take a vid but the lights are not very good

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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Rapheal died :(

Not having a very good time with your fish right now... that's too bad. I hope you get the cotton away from the geo before he ends up in trouble. Good luck and sorry to hear about your Raph, 8 years is a long time.

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MetalHead88 replied the topic: Re:Rapheal died :(

sorry to hear :(

looks just as fat as my 2 big raphs
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Phantom replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

Sorry to hear :( You gave her a long, healthy life. If she was full size when you bought her she may have been close to a decade old already, plus the 8 you had her, so maybe it was just her time and nothing you could have avoided.
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jnet replied the topic: Rapheal died :(

I think so as my other one Ive had about 19 years with my plec they were some of my first tropical fish.

I think she was a happy fish so thats all I can ask for

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