Five Amur catfish aka Silurus asotus

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Wesley Wong kindly transferred his last 5 Amur catfish to me in Aug 2015. They were ~5". Easy to feed. Very agile, boisterous. Eel-like flexibility and movement forward and backward. There is a definite enforced hierarchy and a difference in growth rates. Today the biggest are ~18", smallest ~12". Indifferent to tank mates unless it's a wels. Like to swim one right under the other with the one below pushing with its head at the one above, synchronously changing direction.

Them and their tank mates in 240 gal:


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This thread is not about wels but about its far more manageable cousin Amur catfish. Mine haven't grown much since the last update, it seems. So they are very far from the reported max of 3' or 3'+. The biggest couple are still around 20", the smaller ones might have added 1"-2" too.

As for wels, as you said it - must have a realistic plan and the means. Or better yet, tank/pond first, fish - second. Keeping in mind wels is now federally banned, so keeping it outdoors would need to be approved by Fish and Game Dept to make sure it cannot escape.
 

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This thread is not about wels but about its far more manageable cousin Amur catfish. Mine haven't grown much since the last update, it seems. So they are very far from the reported max of 3' or 3'+. The biggest couple are still around 20", the smaller ones might have added 1"-2" too.

As for wels, as you said it - must have a realistic plan and the means. Or better yet, tank/pond first, fish - second. Keeping in mind wels is now federally banned, so keeping it outdoors would need to be approved by Fish and Game Dept to make sure it cannot escape.
Oh yea yea, I totally get it. I just came across this thread, and thought I might as well ask. Yeah, I was just curious, I don't want to keep them or anything.
 

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Dloks Dloks this is what i need to find long term
 

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These are cool looking just like the wallago but more slender. Man Viktor your tank is crystal clear what kind of filtration are you running in your systems?
 
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