cute, helpful and healthy
I have two of these little guys and I am so glad I got them. Even with regular cleanings my aquarium substrate never looked very good because of all the fish flakes and fish waste stuck in it. I had very limited tank space in my almost fully stocked 10 gallon aquarium but I needed some fish to help clean my substrate so I headed to my local Petsmart and found a very small species of catfish. It is called a Julii Catfish and it only gets 2 inches....perfect for my little aquarium. As soon as I got them home and released them into my tank after letting the bag float in the water for a little over 10 minutes to my delight my catfish began to clean all of the scraps out of my gravel. Now my gravel is extremely stunning and my tank looks 10 times better then it did. And yes, they are adorable and it is so funny when all of a sudden they will swim up to the top of the tank and then swim down and repeat. They also are very pretty and don't have any diseases or sicknesses. At first when they would just lounge around it would scare me into thinking they were sick but then I just came to realize that this was normal behavior for them and it wasn't like they were my zippy neon tetras. Overall great little guys and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for tanks 10 gallons and over so great and so helpful one of the best cleaning fish out there. (Be sure to get more than one since they are social and won't do well without a companion. Also remember catfish can't live completely on fish leftovers so also get a bag of algae wafers.)
December 27, 2014
I have six in my tank and am quite happy that I do. They are either lying motionless on the bottom or moving around nibbling on the bottom of the tank. They seem to move more when I'm not hovering by the tank. They are fun to watch and I enjoy having them as an addition. When its feeding time they go nuts and zoom around while gobbling up their food. They keep the bottom of my tank nice and clean.
June 8, 2014
I got two of the green catfish and I have a 20 gallon tank and a 10 gallon. They are doing wonderful. In my 10 gallon tank I have baby guppies and the catfish isn't eating them and theres a lot of babies so its good that the fish isn't eating them.
June 2, 2014
Emerald Green Cory Catfish
I love these little guys! They are so cute & fun to watch. I recently bought 4 of them.. 1 peppered, 1 green, 1 skunk, & 1 albino. They are great bottom feeders & will eat food that has fallen to the bottom of your tank. They will swim around a little, but mostly stay at the bottom. They will go up to the surface for a gulp of air every now & then too. They are very active, lively little fish. I had a peppered cory that lived 3 years & after he died I got these 4. They are some of my favorite fish. I have a BN pleco in my tank also, but he doesn't seem to bother them. I def recommend these guys, especially if you tend to over feed your fish... they will be happy to eat up the left overs.
March 24, 2014