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New guy.. checkout my tanks

Hey everyone.. I just joined here..
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Tiger Shovelnose




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Little redtail shovel nose will be joining the big guy when he gets a little bigger




what do you think? I know I still need more plants especially in the big 'un but right now I need to buy a new filter for it as I currently have a Jebo that is making too much noise. Comments and Suggestions welcome!
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Welcome to TPT!

Nice tanks!

(You do know how massively huge those catfish get though, right?)





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of course... i do have access to a 180g that they can live in when they outgrow the 90g... but i am just waiting for the little redtail tiger shovel nose to catch up because supposedly they grow even faster than the regular tiger shovel..

They are both on a high protein diet with the little guy getting fed everyday and the big guy being fed every couple days
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here is my tiger


and one of my bichirs grabbin a piece of food in the smaller tank
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Welcome to the forum! Outstanding looking fish - you like the big guys. Do they uproot your plants?

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A 180 gallon isn't even close to the minimum for those fish.


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nope.. thats why i love catfish because they are aggressive and cool looking and extremely sturdy (hard to kill) and they leave the plants alone. they pretty much chill during the lights on period and kill at night.

So you get a nice serene setting with the lights on while a beast hides in the depths waiting for darkness to strike.
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A 180 gallon isn't even close to the minimum for those fish.
then i shall go bigger when the time comes.... speaking of that, what is the minimum

i may just make a pond in my future basement
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Cool. Just realize you've probably got about a year or so before they're ~2 feet long or more


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speaking of that, what is the minimum

i may just make a pond in my future basement
Depends on what species they actually are, there are quite a few that go by "Tiger Shovelnose"

www.MonsterFishkeepers.com would be a good place to research ideal tank setups for them.





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Cool. Just realize you've probably got about a year or so before they're ~2 feet long or more
Holy crap seriously? Those things look like they could snap a finger off already. Id be afraid to reach my arm in there to re-arrange anything. Neat fish.
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The larger of your two "little" friends is "Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum" http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=328 or possibly "Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum" http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/species.php?species=pseudoplatystoma+reticulatumsp ecies_id=1943
Either way your looking at an adult length of ~40" or so..... take a look at the adult pics of the second species.

The smaller is a "Hybrid" of the first & a Red tailed cat that will easily match the first in size, and weigh considerably more... when considering permanent housing for these guys you should be looking at applying the rule of 4L x 2L base and 1.5L heigh... you do the math here...

I suggest you start saving your pocket change, your going to need it!

Good luck with your "pets"...
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I love catfish. Yours look really cool!

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worst case, i will just have to find them a new home when they outgrow the 180g.. until then i will just have to give them a lean diet to stunt growth some.. hopefully..
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Nice tanks. They look newly setup'd.
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