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post #1 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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rescued catfish problem

during a recent trip to my local fish store i noticed a bullhead cat about 9 inches long in a 15 gallon tank...the owned said he was dropped off in a bucket overnight and that tank was all he has available. i took the cat home and put him in my 90 gallon. im running 2 rena xp 3 and one fluval 305 canister with a powerhead for water flow. hes been eating massivore pellets and now he is huge!!!!! he is well over a foot and must be close to 4 pounds or more.. he is outgrowing the tank and i was wondering what to do now...any ideas? btw..he is aggressive as all hell! he is tolerating a 12 inch pleco.. for now. im gald i saved him but im starting to worry now lol
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 09:40 PM
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You could post an add in the classifieds or list it on Craigslist.
There are a few people with big tanks that are into the "monster fish".
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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i had given him to a friend but i got him back when he wiped out an entire pond lol... i may upgrade to a 260 gal that i saw and just go with the whole natural habitat. id love to see how he would thrive in a larger setting
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 10:06 PM
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Keep an eye out on Craigslist for a large used tank, some great deals sometimes.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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thanks alot for the help....ill post a pic of "bruno" when i get sut up in the forum.. its my first day
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 10:16 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
Looking forward to your pictures.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-31-2009, 11:52 PM
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I'm also looking forward to pics of Bruno. I just love catfish!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-01-2009, 09:45 PM
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Yay for you not releasing it into the wild! Hooray for responsible pet ownership!

I saw some of those "monster fish" tanks and by golly, monsters indeed! I wouldn't dip my hand in there carelessly, that's for sure.

Good luck with caring for Bruno!

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-01-2009, 10:02 PM
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Cant wait to see pics!
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