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peruvian shovelnose catfish. this aint mine but looks exactly like him. hes about 8" long. seen him last week and got my tank all cleaned set up and picked him up tonight after an 8 hour shift with the flu.
 

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That's a neat lookin cat, don't eat him when he gets bigger....lol
I used to have a fish tank and had some pretty cool fish but never had one of those.

Thanks for sharing the pics. :big_smile::cool2:
 

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no i wont eat him, unless he gets to a whopping 10lbs. ill get pics of (him) around 6pm. and i do have a real catfish in there too but my uncle caught it. a big bullhead whom bullied this fella. looks like a new tank or fish fry for the bullhead,lol.
 

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Give that shovelnose a few months on a steady diet and that bullhead might wind up being his dinner, LOL!!! I had a "Tiger Shovelnose" in a285gallon aquarium back in 1990 and man, that fish could eat. I got him when he was small (about 6") I had him till he was 28" long and he ate 50 goldfish a day!!! He finally died after he got stuck between the heater and one of the filtration tubes, I was heart broken to say the least!
 

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Give that shovelnose a few months on a steady diet and that bullhead might wind up being his dinner, LOL!!! I had a "Tiger Shovelnose" in a285gallon aquarium back in 1990 and man, that fish could eat. I got him when he was small (about 6") I had him till he was 28" long and he ate 50 goldfish a day!!! He finally died after he got stuck between the heater and one of the filtration tubes, I was heart broken to say the least!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_sIhmB7Rqs

like this?? they had one of them but $79 was out of my range on a whim. wasnt looking for a fish at all but seen them and got the cheaper of the two.

that video is cool.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_sIhmB7Rqs

like this?? they had one of them but $79 was out of my range on a whim. wasnt looking for a fish at all but seen them and got the cheaper of the two.

that video is cool.
Yep, that was a cool video! That guy had way to many big fish in that tank, LOL!!!
I only had 7 fish in the big tank I had. I had a 28"Tiger Shovelnose, a 15"Blue Arawana, a 2lb Talapia, a 12" Pike Cichlid, 2-12" Pacus and, A 10"Tiger Oscar. Most aquariums will sooth your nerves when you watch them, this one would pi$$ you off in a hurry, LOL!!!
I would feed anywhere from 500 to 1000 goldfish a week. It got expensive but it was worth it!!! I would spend about 25 to 40 dollars a week on food for these monsters!!!
 

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thats a cool pet.. but with them getting as big as they do im not so sure in the next few years with proper feeding you wont need less then a horse tank to keep him?
 

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thats a cool pet.. but with them getting as big as they do im not so sure in the next few years with proper feeding you wont need less then a horse tank to keep him?
normally if kept in a small environment they will stay rather small. the bullhead grew 2-3" and then seemed to stop. probably have to get a larger tank though for long.:confused2:

i am heading to town now to get some supplies before the smow gets to deep and am gonna check wal-mart to see what they got. i figured that would be a wise idea.
 

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normally if kept in a small environment they will stay rather small. the bullhead grew 2-3" and then seemed to stop. probably have to get a larger tank though for long.:confused2:

i am heading to town now to get some supplies before the smow gets to deep and am gonna check wal-mart to see what they got. i figured that would be a wise idea.
I am not sure but I believe it is suphur based.
 
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