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Striped or Humbug Raphael cat

Family: Doradidae
Species: Platydoras costatus
Common Name: Striped or Humbug Raphael cat
Size: Up to 9.5 inches (24 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon, Tocantins, Parnaíba, Orinoco, Essequibo River basins.
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for adult.
Diet: Omnivorous, Will take a variety of prepared foods, flake, frozen and live.
Behavior: Peaceful and social with other large fish, will eat small fish.
Water: Temperature of 74°F to 86°F (24°-30° C) , pH range: 5.8 – 7.5; dH range: 2 - 20
Care: Easy, can adapt to most conditions.
Communities: Do not keep with small fish.
Suitability: Good for all with consideration for its size and requirements.

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