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post #1 of 13 Old 06-19-2007, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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tiger shovelnose

does anyone else keep them if so what with, and will another catfish go with them
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-19-2007, 11:00 AM
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if ur gonna keep them they need at least a 200 gallon aquarium and even that is pushing it but i dont know if they can live with other species
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-21-2007, 09:55 PM
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Pseudodoras niger and other large fish(large enough not to be eaten) are suitable tankmates. Definitely, a very large tank is strictly recommended for this.

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-24-2007, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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wouls it be ok if i got a plec
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-24-2007, 01:47 PM
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I've heard they get very large and usually outgrow tanks that are 55 gallons or smaller. Do you have something big enough to house one in?
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-24-2007, 06:57 PM
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I would say at a min 360 gallons. These fish grow very fast (2-3" a month till around 15-18") and do well with any tankmate that can't fit in their mouths.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-10-2007, 12:10 AM
A fish eating machine. But they are really a neat looker, aren't they? I had one, a long time ago, that was over 24" long before I traded him back to my lfs. I got tired of buying feeder goldfish.
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-10-2007, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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mine is still only young, it is about 6-7 inches, but i only feed him prawns or dead fish that i get at my lfs. when it gets to big for my tank i will also trade it in, which wont be long the way it is growing.
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-10-2007, 09:22 AM
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.....when it gets to big for my tank i will also trade it in, which wont be long the way it is growing.
I really dislike this method of fish keeping. I also think that red tail cats, most shovel nose species, pacus, and iridescent sharks shouldn't be kept in stock at lfs but i'll stay off the soap box for now.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-10-2007, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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i think that gump you are right about the sale of some large fish, but when i do give my shovelnose back they said it will go in there large display tank.
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