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Location: scotland

PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)15:39    Post subject: ID on Catfish type please Reply with quote

I would love it if you guys can ID this fish for me. Any information you can provide will be helpfull. It's the albino one in the pic.





thanks again
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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)16:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

95% sure its an albino channel catfish. They get to be around 3 feet+ and are very aggresive and mayl eat your goldfish. I suggest it is returned.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)16:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the quick reply. Ouch thats not the answer I was expecting. I think he needs to go back Quick if it gets to that size how quick does it grow? LFS did not know his stuff as per usual, never found a good one yet that is honest
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Location: Santo Andre (Brazil)

PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)19:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll increase TJ's certainty to 99% Wink Here's what you're heading towards:


Source: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/artchcat04.htm

IMO selling fish like that to unwary hobbyists is completely irresponsible...
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)5:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I knew it! Laughing Anyway, I have seen bigger Marcos Shocked, people ususally return them to pond stores becuase they get too large, aggresive, and eat your smaller pond fish.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.21(Fri)10:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, realy interesting. Think I may acquire one or two myself.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.21(Fri)14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oscer wrote:
Wow, realy interesting. Think I may acquire one or two myself.

You would have to make a pretty big pond, about 2500-3000+! Plus, they are too aggresive to most pond fish, koi included so they will be the only inhabitants.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.22(Sat)5:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I can locate some (LFS not up to standard IMO), then they'll probably be some of the first components in a +-3000g pond, on "my" fish farm ("" due to the fact that it is not totally mine).
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