anyone up for catfish adoption???

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  1. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    anyone up for catfish adoption???
    i have a delima that involves the following

    a. one good sized tropical catfish
    b. one inadequately sized aquarium for him/her
    c. a snowballs chance in hades of talking the wife into getting a larger aquarium
    d. fear of its demise takeing it to the bait shop down the road.....
    her tank is full of much larger catfish:eek:

    i wont put in in a lake or river and i wont flush it :confused:

    anyone in my area care to take care of the lil fella?
    hes a coolcat with large white whiskers
     
  2. willisjj

    willisjj Guest

    Boy, he's good sized. Does he come with or without cornmeal? Lol, sorry, couldn't pass that one up. I don't even live near that area so I guess I am just jerking your chain even replying here, lol. I would sure love to have one of those big aquariums. My dad had a pretty good sized one with a couple of Oscars and man those things would fight. Sometimes one of em would end up on the floor after a good fight! Thats how one of them ended up dying. Anyway, nice fish there, maybe you could sell your boat and get one of those really big fancy aquariums for him. :D
     

  3. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    ive gave it a thought about selling the boat a couple times but an aquarium aint in the future near future anyhow.
    a 55 gallon which is what he was in is too large (in wifes opinion) for our
    living room and i know its too big anywhere else really so it had to go.
    now the 25 gallon that hes in is too small for him.
    he will eat smaller fish ,even took a mouth sized plug out of a smaller version
    "1/8 replica" of him.
    that kinda burnt me up but i guess its nature so i slowly watched my assortment of smaller catfish disappear:sad:
     
  4. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    DRC
    i am starting to have the same problem,tank size,i dont have room for a
    larger one.mine has 4 cory cats 2 oscars 1 pink goriami 1 5inch blue tillipa,
    1 pure albino channel cat that i have raised from 1 inch to about 1lb,he
    takes his food and lives inside an artifical log,he eats 4- 5 crawlers a day
    and is getting almost to big,he is my favorite of them all,so its either get
    rid of the other fish and keep him and the bottom feeders,or sell him to
    a tropical fish store they do fetch a few bucks.i dont know what to do either
    KIRK :)
     
  5. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Darryl, If you only lived closer. I have a 75 gallon and a 48 gallon just waiting for a fish like that. I wish I could help ya out brother :sad:
     
  6. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Uhmmm, you could always meet half way.....

    Ray
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This time of year is bad for transporting tropical fish for long distances and I don't think he would make it here alive. I cannot take that chance on such a beautiful specimen.
     
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    DRC, Can you build him a pond outside? Hmmmmmmmmmm?
     
  9. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I've always wanted to have a BIG catfish in a pond in my yard. But I only want one if I'm the one that landed it.
     
  10. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i dont know if it would make it in an outdoor pond
    its been in a climate controlled setting for 6 years now
    its only about 7 inches long
    we had a pet store here that would gladly trade exchange adopt sell buy whatever kind of tropical fish you had but they closed up :sad:
     
  11. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    NONONO!!!!!!!!!! OUT DOOR POND. BAD IDEA. A TROPICAL FISH , CAT OR NOT WILL DIE IN WINTER TEMPS. even the aurmored cats. (plecostomus) die when water gets into the low 40's. ive got koi ponds and lost some 18" plecos. this way.


    there is the alternatine. fillets. lol. :eek: