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Red Whiptail Catfish

Red Whiptail Catfish

Regular price $24.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $24.99 USD
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  • Tank Size: A tank of at least 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Red Whiptail Catfish. They are social fish and should be kept in groups of 3 to 6 individuals.

  • Tank Setup: Provide a well-aquascaped aquarium with hiding spots created by caves, rocks, driftwood, and plants. They prefer subdued lighting, which mimics their natural habitat.

  • Water Parameters: Aim for a pH around 6.0 to 7.5, temperature between 73°F to 80°F (23°C to 27°C), and water hardness of 2 to 15 dGH. Consistency in water parameters is important.

  • Substrate: Use fine sand or smooth gravel as the substrate to prevent injuries to their delicate bellies.

  • Diet: Red Whiptail Catfish are primarily herbivores. Offer them a varied diet that includes high-quality sinking pellets, vegetable-based foods, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp.

  • Tank Mates: They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive fish that won't outcompete them for food.

  • Social Nature: Keeping them in a group helps reduce stress and encourages more natural behavior.

To maintain the highest quality, all fish undergo a one-week quarantine upon arriving at our warehouse before being made available for sale. This practice helps ensure the health and well-being of the fish we offer to our customers.

Live aquatic life is exclusively shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. If an order is placed between Wednesday and Sunday, it will be held until the following Monday, unless overnight shipping is selected. This schedule might change due to holidays or other unforeseen circumstances.


As with all live animal sales, there is a risk that they may arrive dead (DOA). If this is the case then a picture of the dead fish WITHIN THEIR ORIGINAL UN-OPEN BAG must be sent to us. 

If the fish die anytime after they are released into their tank, that responsibility falls on the owner and no refund can be provided. 

Furthermore, to qualify for the Live Arrival Guarantee, you must be present to receive the fish during the first delivery attempt. If you will not be home for delivery we suggest you arrange for the delivery service to hold your package at their facility for pickup, allowing the package to sit on your porch in extreme hot or cold weather is obviously not the best option for your new aquatic life. 

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