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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. :)
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?
Aren't these catfish rather large for an average home aquarium?:?
Lupes, define average.
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.
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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