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derbyno1 06-19-2007 08:03 AM

tiger shovelnose
 
does anyone else keep them if so what with, and will another catfish go with them

frogman6 06-19-2007 10:00 AM

if ur gonna keep them they need at least a 200 gallon aquarium and even that is pushing it but i dont know if they can live with other species

Lupin 06-21-2007 08:55 PM

Pseudodoras niger and other large fish(large enough not to be eaten) are suitable tankmates. Definitely, a very large tank is strictly recommended for this.

derbyno1 06-24-2007 07:58 AM

wouls it be ok if i got a plec

aquathena 06-24-2007 12:47 PM

I've heard they get very large and usually outgrow tanks that are 55 gallons or smaller. Do you have something big enough to house one in?

Gump 06-24-2007 05:57 PM

I would say at a min 360 gallons. These fish grow very fast (2-3" a month till around 15-18") and do well with any tankmate that can't fit in their mouths.

herefishy 07-09-2007 11:10 PM

A fish eating machine. But they are really a neat looker, aren't they? I had one, a long time ago, that was over 24" long before I traded him back to my lfs. I got tired of buying feeder goldfish.

derbyno1 07-10-2007 06:25 AM

mine is still only young, it is about 6-7 inches, but i only feed him prawns or dead fish that i get at my lfs. when it gets to big for my tank i will also trade it in, which wont be long the way it is growing.

Gump 07-10-2007 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by derbyno1
.....when it gets to big for my tank i will also trade it in, which wont be long the way it is growing.

I really dislike this method of fish keeping. I also think that red tail cats, most shovel nose species, pacus, and iridescent sharks shouldn't be kept in stock at lfs but i'll stay off the soap box for now.

derbyno1 07-10-2007 09:16 AM

i think that gump you are right about the sale of some large fish, but when i do give my shovelnose back they said it will go in there large display tank.


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