item: 5013977

Eclipse Catfish


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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 6"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Tank Setup: 20+ gallons
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Catfish typically prefer to be in groups of three or more. However, larger species can be kept individually. Some species of catfish are useful in keeping the aquarium clean and free from algae. As omnivores, catfish eat both plant and animal matter, including prepared foods, small live foods and certain vegetables. If you must handle your catfish be aware that they have stiff, sharp spines on their fins that can inflict painful wounds.

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Eclipse Catfish
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Eclipse Catfish is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Catfish! These catfish have good looking markings and are fun to watch! Yet they do like to hide A LOT. Oh and by the way not all catfish are nocturnal.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eclipse Catfish Hi, i bought two of these cool lil guys. i always go to fish/pet stores and never seen them before and i had to get them. wasn't much of a description at the store. iv had them for about a month or so now an they are healthy and more active at night. they are in a 55gal tank along with two Axols, an a few other smaller fish which all get along. i will only recommend these fish if u have a big enough tank and can provide shelter ie: cave , plants, hiding places
Date published: 2012-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This fish is cool looking This fish is cooling and likes to be kept in schools of three or more.they are night feeder and you won't be able to see them a lot during the day.overall, you would want to keep this fish if you are a beginning or intermediate fish keeper.
Date published: 2012-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sneaky guy he mainly hides but he comes out at night or when hes hungry, i got mine when he was like 1/2inch big now hes 7inches big and eats anything smaller than him so careful
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These guys get HUGE. I have 4 of these guys in a 155G tank, and all 4 of them grew to over a foot in 6 months. If you're buying this fish, understand that the max size is MUCH larger than 6 inches. It's actual adult size is closer to 14-16 inches(at minimum).
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun fish to watch - Great personality I have had my Eclipse cat for about three months. He does like to hide but when he comes out he is a blast to watch. He comes out for food and to say hi when I get home. He is active after the room is dimmed in the evening too. His tankmates are two large goldfish and a large black moore. The four of them swim around in a pack and are great buddies. He has never been aggressive toward them. He doesn't like it much when I have to vacuum the gravel and he gets freaked if I rearrange the tank. Im pretty sure he doesn't see well which makes sence since catfish use their wiskers to find food. I might buy him a buddy when I get a bigger tank.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Catfish but loves to hide. This is a really cool looking catfish and is very fun to watch. The only thing to these catfish is that they like to hide a lot, at least when the lights are on. Once you turn off the lights they are extremely active, swimming all over and eating everything in site. If you are interested in adding these to your aquarium, make sure that you don't put any fish in there that are smaller then them because they will eat it. Other than that small negative they are one of my favorite fish. I've had many in my time and they do get pretty large so be sure to put in a large decoration for them to hide in. Overall they are a great fish and i'd recommend them to anyone!!
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A big Hoover vacuum the title describes this fish, if it remotly resymbles somthing that can be swollowed this fish will try, this fish has swallowed some 3-4 ich chiclids in my tank, and the fish is a little ove 6 inches, it unsusefuly tryed to eat my blue crayfish, somthing it only tryed once, boath live in harmony now they grow at a slowr rate then most catfish, actuly i had it in a goldfish comunity for a long time, till i changes that over to a small tropical fish comunity most times if your tank is well feed and healthy you will not see this fish, it hides all the time till their is 0 light what so ever (unless their is a "bit size" fish added), despite its large size it can fit into small caves, and will try so make sure the cave are big enough for it not to get stuck only recomended for big fish companions
Date published: 2012-08-26
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Is this a salt water catfish

Asked by: Landon22
Answered by: Larry 233
Date published: 2018-08-01

Doez this fish eat brown algae?

Asked by: Momma Debi
No they do not
Answered by: Beaverhelper
Date published: 2018-06-28

Is this fish aggressive

Asked by: Bettyjune68
No I have one with about 3 guppies and 4 goldfish but the thing is they don't get 6 inches they get 18 inches
Answered by: Beaverhelper
Date published: 2018-06-28

Do thay need a air pump

Asked by: Chace
oh yes
Answered by: Layne poopsieladadsa
Date published: 2018-05-07

Can these catfish be sent to a local store for pick up?

Asked by: Huntiir

Can i put these fish with a betta fish

Asked by: Bigcesar
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