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PostSubject: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:24 am

I saw this add on craigslist( posted below) so i am getting this fish tonight around 7 any 1 have any input? it is going in a 125 gallon tank with some bumble bee and flameback happs small sizes and this would be a larger fish any advice or info would be cool?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/for/3073911884.html

Listing for free is my iridescent shark (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) which is a species of shark catfish. It is a dark gray in color approx 6"s maybe a bit bigger hard to tell as he doesnt stop moving. My tank setup has changed and my Angelfish and Blue Rams dont care for him much. Bring a small bucket/bag as I am not sure if i have a bag big enough for him. I live in Lakeside off Staple Mills road. Text my number if interested 757-718-4087

first image is m y fish... second image is off the internet but shows what my fish looks like

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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:28 am

These babies get BIG, but you already know that, I'm sure. Very Happy

The only thing is that they can tend to be skittish, so super active/aggressive species might freak them a bit. It is recommended on Planet Catfish to keep them with floating plants to help make them feel more secure. They are certainly gorgeous!

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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:35 am

k thanks i read they get big and strong enough to actually break or crack a tank i feel my tank is big enough now i am a little nervous about them being skittish just cause my wife will defanently be the one to say hey that fish dont look happy put it where it will be happy
and i would want it to be happy to so i figured i would add some floating plants tonight and see how it does i dont have my lights on the tank that often mainly on the weekend and it said it light could hurt the fish will see how it goes

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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:43 am

The floating plants will help with light (filtering it for the fish, that is), and you have several options, so you ought to be good. I think just having enough space will be most of it, especially if the fish has already been in a tank with lights on it already. When you go pick it up see if the guy will feed it so you can see that it is eating. Refusing food is usually the most telling sign if they are unwell or unhappy.

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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:45 am

k thanks

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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:47 am

Sorry Big, I don't know much about them. Go to Planet Catfish online, and they can provide a plethera of information though. http://www.planetcatfish.com/
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PostSubject: Re: shark catfish?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:49 am

will do ron

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