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post #11 of 16 Old 08-16-2010, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Peter, welcome to TFK! I just googled a Salmontail Catfish as I'd never heard of it before. According to what I read they reach nearly three feet in length! In a 4' by 1.5' tank he'll never be able to turn around. I think a much larger tank is in your future!

It surely is in the future. Although I did not know they grew that large wow. I may have to start google'ing things haha.
At the moment he is about 10cm so I think i have a while to go yet :)
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-16-2010, 06:55 PM
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post #13 of 16 Old 08-16-2010, 07:12 PM
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It surely is in the future. Although I did not know they grew that large wow. I may have to start google'ing things haha.
At the moment he is about 10cm so I think i have a while to go yet :)
Probably not as long as you think. Fish grow FAST. I ran into something much like you are now. I had fish that the fish store told me wouldn't get any larger then 6 inches but guess what? They lied. They could get up to 2 feet long and they grew at an amazing rate. If allowed to grow in a tank that is too small, they can get deformed insides and all kinds of health issues.

I learned the hard way that much much more research is needed before taking the sales persons word for it. Good luck to you and your giant fish.

You might want to start digging a fresh water pool in your back yard. lol
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-17-2010, 06:16 AM
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Welcome fellow Queenslander to TFK!!! Get yourself a companion Bala but bare in mind they grow to 12 inches long great fish though.
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 04:43 PM
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hello and welcome.
hope you'll be very happy here with us.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 07:51 PM
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Hello Peter and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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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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