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I bought one last week at like 7 inches and it ate tilapia filet the first night.. I was hoping they grew as fast as some of the other cats RTC or TSNI have an acicularis. Its a really nice cat allthough its growing quite slow imo but i inow GiantFishKeeper101 has other experience with the growthrate on acicularis and has a nice thread on the speratas he used go keep. They can be quite mean even in small sizes mine has 6 7-9cm jaguarcichlids on its conscience.
I would not say it grows that fast at all. But thats my experience with it. Mine has grown from about 7cm to 15-16cm since september last year.I bought one last week at like 7 inches and it ate tilapia filet the first night.. I was hoping they grew as fast as some of the other cats RTC or TSN
Hmmm that's definitely fast growing. I know pellets make a big difference. There isnt much info about these fish at allMy recent one (aor) has gone from 2" to 10" in six month. It feeds mainly on pellets with the odd occasion it has taken fish or mussel. Recently he has been falling out with my albino mystus so now in a 4 ft tank alone growing on to go in the pond. I don't find him to be aggressive and the albino mystus is only 6", to be honest his main problem is lack of aggression and not being willing to stand up for himself.
The tank I bought this one from had 5 of them around 7-8 inches and they were beating the **** out of each other. I went back 2 days later and many of them had damaged or missing eyes. I mentioned to the guy that they shouldn't be in the same tank like that. Mine is acicularis I believeMine are S. acicularis, they go from 5" to 16" in 7 months. Average growth rate of 1-1.5" a month. They're not fussy eaters, best kept solo as it will kill smaller tank mates. But at 16", they still haven't shown any aggression, perhaps that's one of the difference between Aor & acicularis. But it's also maybe due to the facts that most acicularis are captive bred, reared in same space with others, may reduce their aggression. Unfortunately sold mine, I'm regretting that decision now
Fishman Dave why I have the feeling that yours look a bit different from any Speratas I see. Looks to me like it have shorter body & snout