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statenfish 08-31-2009 08:20 PM

rescued catfish problem
during a recent trip to my local fish store i noticed a bullhead cat about 9 inches long in a 15 gallon tank...the owned said he was dropped off in a bucket overnight and that tank was all he has available. i took the cat home and put him in my 90 gallon. im running 2 rena xp 3 and one fluval 305 canister with a powerhead for water flow. hes been eating massivore pellets and now he is huge!!!!! he is well over a foot and must be close to 4 pounds or more.. he is outgrowing the tank and i was wondering what to do now...any ideas? btw..he is aggressive as all hell! he is tolerating a 12 inch pleco.. for now. im gald i saved him but im starting to worry now lol

Twistersmom 08-31-2009 09:40 PM

You could post an add in the classifieds or list it on Craigslist.
There are a few people with big tanks that are into the "monster fish".

statenfish 08-31-2009 10:04 PM

i had given him to a friend but i got him back when he wiped out an entire pond lol... i may upgrade to a 260 gal that i saw and just go with the whole natural habitat. id love to see how he would thrive in a larger setting

Twistersmom 08-31-2009 10:06 PM

Keep an eye out on Craigslist for a large used tank, some great deals sometimes.

statenfish 08-31-2009 10:11 PM

thanks alot for the help....ill post a pic of "bruno" when i get sut up in the forum.. its my first day

Twistersmom 08-31-2009 10:16 PM

Welcome to the forum!
Looking forward to your pictures.

aunt kymmie 08-31-2009 11:52 PM

I'm also looking forward to pics of Bruno. I just love catfish! :-)

adiumroot 09-01-2009 09:45 PM

Yay for you not releasing it into the wild! Hooray for responsible pet ownership!

I saw some of those "monster fish" tanks and by golly, monsters indeed! I wouldn't dip my hand in there carelessly, that's for sure.

Good luck with caring for Bruno!

SueK 09-01-2009 10:02 PM

Cant wait to see pics!

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