Gulper catfish trio, ~7"

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I got this trio of gulpers, presently at ~7", from Raymond Chan in Aug-Sept 2015 at about 3", maybe even 4". They have been very easy for me, easy to feed. They have been growing excruciatingly slowly, tacking on ~3.5" in 16 months.

Has anyone ever grown theirs to their known max of 1' Standard Length or ~14"+ total length? I wonder ow long that could take...


Can see them here in Mar-Apr 2016:

 

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They never seem to hit 14 ,they can be kept with small shrimp(such as black cherry shrimp),guppiesand any small fish they won't bump into(2 inches or less)
 

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June 14, 2017 update. The trio has done well for months alone and also for months cohabing with the nightmarish fish - purple labeo. It didn't bother them much though, thanks goodness.

Can't say I note growth.

Recently they had to go into another 240 gal tank with a bunch of tank mates due to reshuffling. A bit risky but will see how this develops:

 

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What's the catfish/ butterflyfish looking thing? Looks cool
 
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What's the catfish/ butterflyfish looking thing? Looks cool
I see no fish in there resembling either a f/w or marine butterflyfish. Sorry. You have to be more specific.
 
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I see no fish in there resembling either a f/w or marine butterflyfish. Sorry. You have to be more specific.

The fish that's in the second video that is at the top of the tank. To me it looks like a catfish with butterflyfish wings. 1:10 mark

Do you have a vid of a tour of your entire fish room? From what I can see it looks amazing!
 
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