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    Largest vatf in captivity

    Discussion in 'Other Characins' started by SandNukka15, Mar 13, 2018.

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      And that perch in the picture is super rare.. I can't even find another picture of him
       
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      How long have you had those silver scats in freshwater?
       
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      And that perch in the picture is super rare.. I can't even find another picture of him
      I've had them only about 2 months .. I bought them on a impulse buy from a guy that brought them into the fish store while I was there but he said he had them in freshwater .. I'm trying this for myself because I learn everything first hand.. I've read everything from success stories to people saying it doesn't work. People say disease will get them or their swim bladder will be messed up eventually .. I do have pretty hard water here and I add aquarium salt but not enough to make it brackish ..
       
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      If I see signs of them stressing I'll trade them in to my store here and they have tiger scats but they are small .. i kinda like these scats
       
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      Nice,I've always liked silvers.I'll try them in a dedicated brackish setting some day.
       
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      Guessing its probably close to half the width of the pond its in.... 4 wide by almost 20' long around 30" deep. Built as a temp pond when we moved but haven't figured out what to do for the long run yet....
       
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      Bro that’s Jerry’s tank. And that was my army that I sold him lol. You know that wasn’t yours buddy. His Tank is 7x4x2.5 for who asked.
       
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      Bro, I've seen your Vittatus and it seemed to be atleast about 17-18" last year. I'm pretty sure you're spot on at about 20".
       
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      I think the guy from Fish Story Aquarium & Rescue has some pretty big ones. @thebiggerthebetter@thebiggerthebetter
       
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