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Post by Ian on 17/10/2011, 16:04

this can be any catfish from the synodontis to banjos, girraffe cats ,bumble bee cat to the redtailed cats

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Post by Fish dude on 19/11/2011, 09:01

I just got an RTC bowt 4 inch and very fat.Im now doing my homework on how to go about breeding this fish it sems the more i come to this forum and the more i read the more i wanna start breeding.

you guys have some very nice fish i still feel like a NOOB Crying or Very sad
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 19/11/2011, 09:07

rtc?
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Post by carpguru on 19/11/2011, 09:10

can you please put a photo of this fish up please
i just hope its not the red tail cat i am thinking
of because of it is your going to need a tank about
8x2x3 just to keep it in and i dont know whether
they have been breed in captivity
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 19/11/2011, 09:11

my thoughts too biff. one fish that shouldnt be in the hobby
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Post by carpguru on 19/11/2011, 09:15

i agree kev i have seen so many people fall
for many a cute little kitten not nowing
its going to turn in to a monster
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Post by Fish dude on 19/11/2011, 09:45

lol im well aware that this fish will grow to 4-5 feet but this isnt my 1st big cat.My last was a Channel cat which i rehomed 2 weeks ago due to it out growing my 4 foot tank.

ill get some pics up once my tanks fully set up.
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 19/11/2011, 09:49

It's in a four footer? I just don't agree with keeping these fish unless you can home it properly.
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Post by carpguru on 19/11/2011, 10:02

i agree with Kev on this one they were originally
brought in to the UK as a food fish and some how
made it in to the hobby they can grow over 6 foot
a mate of mine had one at over 5 and a half foot
and he had to re home it to a public aquarium
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Post by Fish dude on 19/11/2011, 10:11

its 4inch at mo so a 4 footer is perfectly suitable when it gets bigger it gets rehomed i dont see a problem here yet you 2 are looking for 1 ???.
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Post by carpguru on 19/11/2011, 10:18

i just dont think they should be in the hobby
they can cause so many problems when they
get older they also grow very quick three
month and it will be to big for a four foot
tank
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Post by Fish dude on 19/11/2011, 10:28

Ok as ive said im no stranger to big catfish to be honest mr biffster you are agreeing with a guy(kevjames) that did,nt even know what an RTC was.

Now i joined this forum to hopefully learn a thing or 2 and maybe make a few friends along the way not get slated becouse i have a 4inch RTC in a 4 foot tank.

My intentions are to get keep this fish as healthy as possible for as long as possible then rehome if i have to.


I also have a 4.5 inch RTS *red tail shark* in a 4 footer you wanna slate me over that aswell.
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Post by carpguru on 19/11/2011, 10:34

k3vinjam3s wrote:my thoughts too biff. one fish that shouldnt be in the hobby

this is what kev thought

we were only thinking about the cost of it to you
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Post by Ian on 19/11/2011, 10:46

you will just have to keep an eye on it as they are preditors but not all preditors are bad they can live in the aqurium peacefully as long as its feed properly but if it gets hungry it wont think twice about takeing its tank mates as food but its best keeped with fish of the same size or bigger

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Post by Fish dude on 19/11/2011, 10:53

I have my eye on an Arowana but id like another cat rare 1 like a giraffe of maybe even a tiger shovel nose.


sorry bout my defensivness but i get annoyed when people assume i know nothing. I always do as much research as possible before even considering wether im capable of looking after it. Plus its saturday and i was up early Twisted Evil
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Post by Ian on 19/11/2011, 11:53

places 4 pets billingham has shovel nose in at the moment

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 19/11/2011, 12:24

I knew fine well what you meant but was just checking because you only have a 4 foot tank. Its just my opinion but why buy this fish for the sake of having it a few months. With the right care this fish will be too big in less than 6 months. The percentage of fish keepers who can home this fish for life is so small I think passing on the responsibility of homing this fish when your done with it is irresponsible. Even the person who sold it to you is in the wrong In my eyes.
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Post by mrsbiffster on 20/11/2011, 02:46

Well in my opinion if you are going to keep fish this size i would invest in a bigger tank.

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Post by Fish dude on 20/11/2011, 10:07

Im on the look out for an 8footer :welcome:
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Post by carpguru on 20/11/2011, 10:11

cracking idea thumbs up from me
going to need some big filters on that
might be worth sumping it so you could
put your heaters in it and all that type
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Post by mrsbiffster on 21/11/2011, 01:43

Tanks that size are as rare as rocking horse s**t but good luck on your search.

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Post by Fish dude on 28/11/2011, 10:13

I m selling the cat and am now on the look out for a 5-6 foot tank so i can attempt to breed Chichilids.

My budget is shit so am only after a tank no stand or lights needed.

if anyone has any ideas where id get 1 for cheap let me know thanks.
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Post by carpguru on 28/11/2011, 10:32

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Post by Andy W on 27/12/2011, 01:09

I'm arriving late on the subject but I've done the large fish thing (not a huge fish like a RTC) and I don't think it's fair. In my early teens I kept and Oscar in a two footer and I look back now and think how unfair it was.

Last year I handed over to be re-homed (as I was moving) a Synodontis Nigrita which I'd had since 1991 as it wouldn't be fair to put is into my 40 litre tank even temporarily. Even in my my Jewel 4 footer I didn't think it had enough space to roam.

My plans for the tank now are small fish and plenty of swimming room.

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Post by mrsbiffster on 27/12/2011, 02:44

Most of my tanks are 30 inches so i'm not getting big fish. I would love to keep Uarus but bigger tank needed for them.

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