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From this day forward I will never again keep another pictuc catfish again. Today i woke up to two of my cherrybarbs missing and his belly looking rather large. So i can generally assume thats where they went.

Over the course of the 6 months i've had this fish, he's eaten more fish then 10 times his cost. He's now living in a small 5 gallon tank all by his lonesome.
 

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I had one for awhile, too. He never bothered other fish (all of mine were too big to fit in his mouth), but he was SOOO active that he uprooted my foreground plants all the time. I wound up giving him to a friend of mine who has an Angel Fish tank.

They are great fish to keep, and look good as well, but they WILL eat whatever they can fit in their mouths and they are very active (so your plants need to be well rooted).

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This is a fish doing what he does naturally. Does it really deserve to be "punished" by being placed in an aquarium far too small for it because you failed to realize what its' diet consisted of? Hopefully you will soon do the right thing and find it a better home and put the blame for your livestock losses squarely where it belongs - on you, the keeper. I don't mean to be nasty but the information about this species' diet is readily available and would have served to avoid this situation. And, of course, your plan all along could have been to find the fish that appropriate environment. If that is your next step please let us know.
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