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Old 03-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #1 
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Arrow ~>} MY tiger shovel nose catfish~>}

Hey guys this is my tiger shovel nose cat..he was 6 inches when i got him and now he is almost 10 inches..had him for about 3 months.





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Old 03-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #2 
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Is that the tank he is currently in? Just wondering why there isn't substrate lol. I know it is a preference but since catfish are bottom dwellers they would have a substrate.

I think catfish love me, I have caught two fish in my life, both catfish. They were both big too.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:32 AM   #3 
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he is in a 6ft tank..and to fill that with substrate is wayy too expensive for me...and he likes it like this ..lol...he always has his tank full of guppies..so he can snack on em anytime.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:01 AM   #4 
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Oh, okay. Can they be in sand? You could always buy play sand from Home Depot, 50 pounds costs around $5.

Do you just buy feeder guppies? If so I heard they aren't actually that good for them since pet stores neglect them even more.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #5 
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Oh, okay. Can they be in sand? You could always buy play sand from Home Depot, 50 pounds costs around $5.

Do you just buy feeder guppies? If so I heard they aren't actually that good for them since pet stores neglect them even more.
He doesn't really like the sand..i've tried that and he wasn't too pleased..he however likes to rest on a flat rock i placed in thre centre of the tank . oh and i catch my gupppies from a dam...they are wild guppies ( mosquito fish) quite common here in trinidad and very nutritious for him :)
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #6 
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Oh ok... At least you tried it.

Yeah I was gonna say, petstores usually neglect the fish, so feeders are neglected even more. He is pretty though. How many gallons is the tank?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #7 
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That thing is so cute.
How big does he get?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #8 
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Beautiful! I've always wanted one, wouldnt he need a bigger tank though, as they have the postential to reach 40 inches
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:47 PM   #9 
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Oh he's so cute!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #10 
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That is a wierd-looking fish :p He has some beautiful markings, though. I wish I had a tank that large! I'd probably get some kind of ridiculous pleco.
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