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My tank needs a change.

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My tank needs a change.
Old 04-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #11
 
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now, if i could only find those archers...
I'm of no help there.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #12
 
I've found a website that sells archers and claim that they only get to be about 5". Maybe I will give them a try after I get the catfish settled in...

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
 
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I've found a website that sells archers and claim that they only get to be about 5". Maybe I will give them a try after I get the catfish settled in...

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I have read the same things, but they are just giving you an idea of the size you will be getting, not how big they get.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
 
Size and Lifespan
Archer Fish will live about 6 to 10 years and grow to 5", sometimes with exceptionally good care they grow a little bigger and live longer.

Same website as above.
But there's no telling if that information is accurate...
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #15
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:59 AM   #16
 
Those websites told about the same thing they all did. They get huge. But the third one said that they rarely get over 5-6". I'm Going to give it a shot after I get the catfish settled in. Worst case scenario, I'll have to get a bigger tank... Oh darn
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #17
 
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Those websites told about the same thing they all did. They get huge. But the third one said that they rarely get over 5-6". I'm Going to give it a shot after I get the catfish settled in. Worst case scenario, I'll have to get a bigger tank... Oh darn
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:50 AM   #18
 
Just got 2 "Black-Finned" sharks. Acclimated them from freshwater to SG of 1.002 over 9 hours. They're already eating "VERY" well. 2 Hikari Carnivore pellets to each one. But one guy ate 3 while the other only one. He has a huge belly, but otherwise fine. I Gave them just a couple flakes when I first got them... and they loved them too. These guys are the definition of gluttons. They seem very skittish though. To the point of bashing into things if I walk by. Hopefully they will settle down after they adjust. If not, I will try a 3rd. That definitely means a larger tank in the future if I do get another one.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
 
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Just got 2 "Black-Finned" sharks. Acclimated them from freshwater to SG of 1.002 over 9 hours. They're already eating "VERY" well. 2 Hikari Carnivore pellets to each one. But one guy ate 3 while the other only one. He has a huge belly, but otherwise fine. I Gave them just a couple flakes when I first got them... and they loved them too. These guys are the definition of gluttons. They seem very skittish though. To the point of bashing into things if I walk by. Hopefully they will settle down after they adjust. If not, I will try a 3rd. That definitely means a larger tank in the future if I do get another one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #20
 
still acclimating the 2 catfish... had an ich outbreak, but got rid of it quickly and they are healthy as ever. one more water change tonight and next weekend they will be in the 75g!
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