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Old 07-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #11
 
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Someone said african catfish. Clarias Gariepinus also called Sharptooth catfish.
I hope it is not so, they grow to over 5 ft in length & around 132 lbs.

Where did you get this fish? How long have you had them?
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:24 PM   #12
 
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Hmm....perhaps a Clarias (Walking) Catfish? Clarias (Walking) Catfish - Clarias batrachus Clarias (Walking) Catfish - Google Images
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
 
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Yea, DragonFish, think you got it!

Some more info on the waking catfish...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_catfish

They sound like some monster fish! They can walk on land. Hope they don"t come out of the tank and get you!

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Old 07-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #14
 
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Haha, I thought maybe....did a little browsing and googling and the pictures seemed to match^^;;
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:56 AM   #15
 
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Hmmm...OK...seems to match...the Albino Walking Catfish...just when you thought it was safe to stay out of the aquarium...LOL.
Thought you might find this news article interesting...

Walking Catfish Startle Residents - Central Florida News 13

I guess I forgot to mention that I am living in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates. There is no regulations here on the importing of animals so we tend to get the stangest things available fo sale...from Walking Catfish, to Diadem Sand Snakes from Eygpt, even Reindeer...Never a dull moment here.

As much as I like these catfish, I have just spend a small fortune on Guppies and Mollies that are currently in my Quarentine tank...they are much more attractive to look at. Maybe I can put them on eBay...LOL
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #16
 
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Found another article that I hought was rather interesting...
June 2000 • Catfish of the Month • PlanetCatfish
Hope you enjoy reading it...
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:09 AM   #17
 
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Interesting acticals. Could you imagine finding a bunch of fish walking in the street!

Can't say I blame you for not wanting to keep them! I still enjoy the peacful community tanks myself.
Hope you can find a good home for them.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:16 AM   #18
 
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Whoa, Reindeer? I'd pay to see that in my LPS
Those are some pretty cool articles, had to laugh at the first one xD

Yeah, I'd probably want to give 'em away too....though if I had the space....xD They're kinda cool little catfish.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:23 AM   #19
 
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Well, I have decieded to keep my dreaded Waliking Catfish...for now at least. I have started an Aggressive Tank with Oscars, Malawi's, Convicts, etc. Lets see the catfish eat them...LOL
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