Striped Raphael Catfish

Original price was: $128.60.Current price is: $24.99.

The Striped Raphael Catfish is a longtime favorite for the freshwater aquarium, and we have rare tank-bred specimens!

The Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras armatulus, formerly P. costatus) is a medium-sized catfish species from the Orinoco and Amazon River basins as well as many other waterways throughout much of South America. It has been a very popular aquarium fish for many years due to its hardiness, generally peaceful nature, and attractive markings. It grows too large for the nano aquarium but is an excellent candidate for the medium or large aquarium, especially Amazon-type setups with cichlids or tetras. This species is also known as the Striped Talking Catfish due to its ability to “croak” when removed from the water. It is a doradid (family Doradidae) catfish whose closest relatives are the Wood and Banjo catfish families.