Interesting video I found.

dr exum

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well, i usually don’t like these types of videos... however having lost a prized leichardti that seems to be no longer available for purchase anywhere....

chalk one up for team arow 🤪- im sure it’s usually the other way around...

i dunno,,,

fish head how are your leafs? one of mine is getting small nip bites out of it... not sure the culprit

thanks for sharing!
 
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I’m down to 3, one has put much more size than the others and the second biggest one is still a good bit bigger than the smallest. I’m finding that bullying has dwindled the group down to almost nothing, I’m going to move them to separate tanks soon and maybe try a batch of 10 soon.
 
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Did anyone else find it odd that a top dwelling predator went after a bottom dwelling fish? That’s mainly why I made this thread but forgot to ask in the initial post.
 
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The Arowana didn't swim to the bottom of a 10-foot-deep pond to snag that catfish; it dipped down to the bottom of an aquarium that's probably 18 or 20 inches deep. If you saw a fish that size cruising along in the wild at 18 inches depth, you'd say it was right at the surface. Everything's relative.
 

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Did anyone else find it odd that a top dwelling predator went after a bottom dwelling fish? That’s mainly why I made this thread but forgot to ask in the initial post.
As JJ says, for our tanks this is no anomaly at all but the norm I'd say.
 

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well, i usually don’t like these types of videos... however having lost a prized leichardti that seems to be no longer available for purchase anywhere....
Tell me about it,been looking for one for quite some time now.I can't remember the last time I saw them for sale.
 
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Arowana haven't much for cutting teeth and not going to be able to swallow beyond the pec & dorsal fins/spines - the cat's mid&tail will be mashed by the tongue & pallet, but likely spat out to recover... and wreak terrible vengeance.
Fish (and crocodilians & otters) that can & do eat catfish with any regularity have well developed cutting teeth, they attack tail-first & snip 'em off just behind the spines - think of all those snakehead & aba feeding YouTubes or Jeremy Wade seeking GTF & Dorado with a live catfish bait.

Asian & Auzzie arowanas are upper-water'ish but not so top-specific as the SouthAmericans - the analogy might be a trout.
Yes, I wander the fly-fishing forums also :)
 
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