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post #11 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 12:31 AM
Crazy, Asian marketplaces I would suspect. Kitten lives in Malaysia I think?
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post #12 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Ohhh, that would explain the Penang in your name! I bet it's beautiful there; I'm jealous of you kitten!

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Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #13 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 04:46 PM
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Ohhh, that would explain the Penang in your name! I bet it's beautiful there; I'm jealous of you kitten!

yup i live in Penang ,Malaysia. we have the largest lfs in South East Asia so we get nearly everything here.It's a bonus if you like discus or dragon fish hehehehe endangered in the wild but we have thousands of captive bred dragons locally. I could easily buy 300 or more 4 inch specimen of highback arowanas at rm 300 per fish.we have 3 lungfish in the lfs they are selling at rm120 per fish huge specimen 2 feet ling the least.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #14 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, now I'm really jealous!!! haha If you get a lungfish you should definitely post pictures!

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Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #15 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 09:44 PM
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yup i live in Penang ,Malaysia. we have the largest lfs in South East Asia so we get nearly everything here.It's a bonus if you like discus or dragon fish hehehehe endangered in the wild but we have thousands of captive bred dragons locally. I could easily buy 300 or more 4 inch specimen of highback arowanas at rm 300 per fish.we have 3 lungfish in the lfs they are selling at rm120 per fish huge specimen 2 feet ling the least.
what about snakeheads..can you keep those in your aquariums there? I just watched another show and I guess there are King snakeheads too..oh Yeah monster fish catchers on Animal planet..have you seen?

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post #16 of 25 Old 08-22-2010, 09:54 PM
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Ok... I know I'm a little late on this thread, but it looks like a cross between a tire track eel and a peacock eel.

I don't have much knowledge about lungfish. One time I saw one at my on of my lfs's. The poor thing was closed up in one of those little plastic "tanks" (too small to be a tank, really, but I can't think of what its real name is). It was in a tank with some big and small fancy goldfish. Cost $80 too, it was about 8 inches long.
It wasn't very lively then. I wonder if someone ever bought it, or if it died in the little container.

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why did you think it was a good idea to keep going over the top of the tank
when you realized you couldn't breathe outside water?
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post #17 of 25 Old 08-23-2010, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ok... I know I'm a little late on this thread, but it looks like a cross between a tire track eel and a peacock eel.

I don't have much knowledge about lungfish. One time I saw one at my on of my lfs's. The poor thing was closed up in one of those little plastic "tanks" (too small to be a tank, really, but I can't think of what its real name is). It was in a tank with some big and small fancy goldfish. Cost $80 too, it was about 8 inches long.
It wasn't very lively then. I wonder if someone ever bought it, or if it died in the little container.

Yes you're right, it does look like a cross between them. It's so confusing... Is it possible for the different varieties of eels to breed with one another???
And awww I hope somebody bought the lungfish! =(

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #18 of 25 Old 08-23-2010, 02:33 AM
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what about snakeheads..can you keep those in your aquariums there? I just watched another show and I guess there are King snakeheads too..oh Yeah monster fish catchers on Animal planet..have you seen?
i used to keep 6 juvi in a 4 feet tank till one decided to crack it.that was the last time i kept it.ponds are far better for keeping snakehead and we have a few large ones living in a monastery in Penang. they get a beautiful purplish sheen on their bodies once they urn adult.the poplaion has dropped here people eat them and habitat destruction is causing the decline.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #19 of 25 Old 08-23-2010, 02:36 AM
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Ok, now I'm really jealous!!! haha If you get a lungfish you should definitely post pictures!

will do if i get it. i heard it likes the opposite of what the aro likes. water filled half way like a padarium is more suitable for a lung fish instead of being filled up like a normal aquarium.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #20 of 25 Old 08-23-2010, 02:36 AM
0.0 love monster fish catchers ^.^

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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