New to lungfish (WAL)

SfirtenK

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Hello,
I got a WAL around 2 months ago and I have a couple questions regarding its maintenance. Right now he is a bit longer than a foot and he seems to grow very fast. The fish store was keeping him in a 10 gallons and now I have him in a 55 but I think I will probably need to upgrade him within 6 months. So I have a couple questions:
-I have a 125gallons (72*22*18") currently stocked with goldfish. If I move the goldfish in another tank, should this tank size be sufficient for the lungfish for his whole life?
-the 125 has a glass lid. Is it fine for the lungfish or can he potentially break it?
-so far i have been feeding him frozen krill (from hikari), some Massivore pellets and some soylent green gel food. Any ideas of some other veggies or meats he could eat? If I want to give him some vegetables, some market shrimp or some fish (i read tilapia was good) should I cook them first?
-how much should I feed him? So far I feed him like one Massivore tablet in the morning and 3/4 krill shrimp in tge evening. Is it too much or not enough?
Thanks for your answers :)
 
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Hello,
I got a WAL around 2 months ago and I have a couple questions regarding its maintenance. Right now he is a bit longer than a foot and he seems to grow very fast. The fish store was keeping him in a 10 gallons and now I have him in a 55 but I think I will probably need to upgrade him within 6 months. So I have a couple questions:
-I have a 125gallons (72*22*18") currently stocked with goldfish. If I move the goldfish in another tank, should this tank size be sufficient for the lungfish for his whole life?
-the 125 has a glass lid. Is it fine for the lungfish or can he potentially break it?
-so far i have been feeding him frozen krill (from hikari), some Massivore pellets and some soylent green gel food. Any ideas of some other veggies or meats he could eat? If I want to give him some vegetables, some market shrimp or some fish (i read tilapia was good) should I cook them first?
-how much should I feed him? So far I feed him like one Massivore tablet in the morning and 3/4 krill shrimp in tge evening. Is it too much or not enough?
Thanks for your answers :)

How big is your wal?

125g is perfect,


type of diet is fine, no need to cook the prawns or fish. just defrost...

feed multiple times daily until an adult, and let it eat as much as it wants... be sure to clean up uneaten food a few hours later.

read post #5 about wal

https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/lungfish-species-profiles.419534/
 

SfirtenK

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Thanks for your answer. I did read this post earlier. Lots of good info! Also, i think I am going to get another 125 gal tank but it will have to be a 48 inch long to fit in the spot where i want to put it. Do you think the LF will be better in the 72 inch long or in the 48 inch? So far he is about a foot long.
 

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Cool! I will give the goldfish the 48'' once I get it and the LF will have the 72''. Thanks for your advice. :)
 

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Finally bought the 150 high yesterday! I should get it this week. I will have someone install bracing in the basement on Friday and I will be able to set it up for the goldfish. Then I will finally transfer Mr Lunglung in the 125 long. It feels like he outgrew that 50 gallons in just 6 months (the white floating pipe in the picture is 3 inch wide).

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Finally moved Mr Lunglung to a 125 long and my goldies in a 150 tall. He is going to become big!!! Now time to save to buy a canopy, improve the filtration system and get a new phone without a crack in the middle of the camera!!! :D

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He's soo cute looking up at you like that!! Gotta love that it also looks like he's watching TV in that one pic.
 

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Looking for the entrance of his house

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Stretchy stretch!!!

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Say “Fromage” for the camera!

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Matter of comparison...

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Hey! You! You have some food?

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Trying a little ballerina move from Tchaikovfish’s “Lung’s lake”.

Update of Mr Lunglung! He is a big one now! Over 2 foot long!!! I should stop feeding him soup maybe... :p
 
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