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post #1 of 12 Old 09-27-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish

For all you Whiptail fans, and fans of the rare and very unusual in catfish--you might want to check out a rather unique and very beautiful red whiptail. I recently acquired a trio of these, so I have now added the species to our profiles [ click Rineloricaria sp. L010a]. As noted therein, whether or not this is a natural "wild" species is uncertain. The photo below will whet your appetite.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-27-2011, 06:12 PM
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I want one! That beauty now makes my whiptail look boring.

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-27-2011, 06:25 PM
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Where did you find them. That is very cool.
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-27-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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One of my local stores, Petland actually. In researching for the profile, I spotted them in another store online, out in Abbotsford. I think I came across them years ago in a store but paid no real notice. Keep your eyes peeled; this species is commercially raised so if they are available here they might be available in other places in NA too.

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post #5 of 12 Old 09-27-2011, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Managed to get a photo of one of mine just now.
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-28-2011, 01:18 AM
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Is a nice fish!

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-28-2011, 02:06 AM
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This is too cute! I want one now! :)

I finally got to see one in real life this weekend and I fell in love. I wish I had room for one..
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-11-2011, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd share a couple photos from a few moments ago. Two of the "red" trio were beside the older Whiptail, feeding on some tablets. Mr. Bolivian Ram is overseeing the proceedings in the first photo.
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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Very nice photos Byron! I just love those Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish!
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-11-2011, 06:24 PM
Very cool

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