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NirV 06-30-2008 02:26 PM

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish-such beauties
 
For those that like predatory Catfish, Tiger Shovelnoses are a must! If my internet coneection could handle it, I would send a picture of Mefisto, my 15cm shovelnose. Contrary to research I have done, shovelnoses will eat tablet and dried foods in addition to chunks of meat and fish.

Mefisto lives happily with an oscar, a Striped Talking Catfish, a large Three-spot gourami and 2 silver dollars.

Shovelnoses are striking when kept in subtle lighting and with driftwood. They also look great in planted tanks, but my current setup doesn't allow for this at all. :)

bolty 07-01-2008 04:23 PM

they also look great in a tank where they can swim .lol...

what size tank (or should i say pond!) do you have him in?
are you planning to keep this fish in the long run?

Lupin 07-01-2008 09:19 PM

Aren't these catfish rather large for an average home aquarium?:?

herefishy 07-01-2008 10:49 PM

Lupes, define average.

Tyyrlym 07-01-2008 11:17 PM

Two to three feet in length for the fish so I'd say unless you're like the Canadian guy with a 50k gallon tank you probably don't have a big enough one.

Lupin 07-02-2008 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
Lupes, define average.

75-100g. There you are. What I consider average anyway.

tophat665 07-05-2008 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyyrlym
Two to three feet in length for the fish so I'd say unless you're like the Canadian guy with a 50k gallon tank you probably don't have a big enough one.

I don't know. You could probably keep one in a 2000 gallon tank. I saw one around here on craigslist last year - 12'x6'x4'deep - dual 16" overflows mid tank.

NirV 01-09-2009 07:49 AM

Yeah he is currently in a 100g tank but we have a pond and a warm climate so thats where he will go in time. Mostly eats gambusia affinis that breed like the livebearing fish they are.


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