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    I have a 3" baby red tail catfish in a 150 gallon tank I would like to know if it is possible to feed him with hikari lionfish sinking pellets?

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    I'd suggest going to Planetcatfish.com and talking to folks there. Everyone is going to tell you that you made a mistake buying this fish. I've seen five foot long specimens in public aquaria, and I guarantee he will out grow a 150 gallon tank. This is a species that should not be sold. If you can, take him back ASAP.

    As for food, he will eat anything you put in front of him. Don't know what "lionfish" pellets are, but if it is a goldfish food, I wouldn't give it to him. Not enough protein for a predatory species like this.
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    Haha thanks for the advised I already have a big pond ready for him when gets bigger. How am i suppose to put a 3" baby catfish in a big pond full of adult Arowana and pucas haha

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    Look at a food like Massivore or their carnivore pellets. Those work pretty good for most catfish species that are larger.

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    I'm not a scientist nor have I kept Red Tail Catfish. But, considering they eat filters, heaters, fingers etc....
    Can you really go wrong with ANY kind of food?

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    yeah like CAPTAIN AP said you cant really go wrong with any kind of food try blood worm blocks and they love prawns i would chop them up if he is only 3 inches. hope this helps

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    Didn't Jeremy Wade catch one of these that was over 100 lbs?

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