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    So you want to keep a RTC (Red Tailed Catfish)?

    Discussion in 'Catfish' started by haywood, Jul 29, 2010.

    1. Wet Whiskers

      Wet Whiskers Jack Dempsey

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      Anymore, the breeding usually happens in a petri dish so there's no problem there. :D
       
    2. Oddball

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      I've added one of my fav pics to the OP. Hope you don't mind.
       
    3. haywood

      haywood Black Skirt Tetra

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      Not like I have a choice really? Just playin, that's a great picture!
       
    4. dmcskoolkid

      dmcskoolkid Peacock Bass

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      man to all of you who have never owned one be very surprised at what they fit in there mouth and be very careful of what you put in your tank...smh
       
    5. fishmanbob87

      fishmanbob87 Feeder Fish

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      mine wont eat hot dogs, go figure...
       
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      BenSow Black Skirt Tetra

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      People can't stand dogs in a small cage but they are happy with a red tail in a 10gal. What's wrong with people??
       
    7. catfishmaniac

      catfishmaniac Feeder Fish

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      i so want one! but i think a tsn would be enough for my monster pond
       
    8. Red_Man

      Red_Man Candiru

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      So I just bought an RTC and yes I put him in a 55 gallon tank! Yes I already knew he could grow 18 inches+ this year, that he can eat the average joe out of house and home, that he will one day require an enclosure big enough to loose a school bus in. I just think it pointless to put a 4 inch fish in a tank he can dissapear in for the next year or more. I already own thousands of dollars in blue prints for my custom home with a 7000 gallon+ concrete tank the length of my basement. One day I will own an amazing assortment of Monster fish, but we all have to start somewhere and this just happens to be where I started. Call me an idiot but I know what is required and I have the resources to make it happen.
      Oh... and just a side note. All of you dreaming about a Arapima gigas, feel free to send me a message. I know where you can get one in a week. Just might have to take a road trip!
       
    9. jcardona1

      jcardona1 Feeder Fish

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      RTCs, pacus, and arapaimas are fish I wish wouldnt even be sold. I always wonder what goes through people's minds when they buy one of these fish, knowing damn well they cant take care of them. Fact is, i'm sure most of these people that say 'i'm gonna build a pond in a few years' just do so to avoid flaming. not everybody has the time, money, and patience to care for these true monster fish.
       
    10. KrackerJaxs

      KrackerJaxs Feeder Fish

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      I bought one of these guys about a week or so and only became a member just the other day. Boy i wish I would of became a member sooner as I wouldnt of bought him. He's probabley about an inch long if that but the problem im haveing is makeing sure he gets feed. You see I have 2 oscars that are pigs and the blood worms I feed him rarely make it to the bottom. I've tried to feed at night with the lights out when the pigs are asleep but when they see the slightest bit of light thier ready for food.
      Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks,
      Kracker
       

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