"The Mega Megalodoras race, who will Irwinni?"

justarn

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Hi all this is a thread me and koltsixx have had a toy with on my irwini thread, we are planning getting some if not all the active members keeping irwini ( and other megalodoras) to club together and have a race on the growth of their catfish... koltsixx is a moderator and has agreed to amend this post listing members and their catfish sizes. should be good fun.

kind of hoping there are a few other keepers out there who want to join in!-) please chime in if you are keeping one.

heres mine, currently around 9-10 inch i think, im going to net him and get a measurement against a tape measure asap, anyway here he is and the contestants so far!

*Justarn* starting size 9 inches
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*Koltsixx* starting size 6.5 inches
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*Houie925* starting size 7-8 inches
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*Thebiggerthebetter* starting size group of 4 approx. 12 inches
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*Snake8myelbo* starting size 2 at 12 inches
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^Same here,my pair really live up to their nocturnal nature lol.I think my bigger one is already over a foot in length but we shall see.
 

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My 7 irwinies. Started at ~3" each. This is 6 months ago (Nov 4 2013) in a 120 gal, 4"-6" they are. 4 months ago went into a ~2000 gal pond at ~8"-10" TL except one poor eater that remained at 4". Lost two. No pics, no measurement until I get them out and into the exhibits, which are not ready yet.

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justarn

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nice fish people, is that a smaller one in your tank too flamenco? maybe you could enter that one around 10-12 inch?
 

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My 7 irwinies. Started at ~3" each. This is 6 months ago (Nov 4 2013) in a 120 gal, 4"-6" they are. 4 months ago went into a ~2000 gal pond at ~8"-10" TL except one poor eater that remained at 4". Lost two. No pics, no measurement until I get them out and into the exhibits, which are not ready yet.
inch a month then at the most recent measure, good growth really then!-)
 

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Nice jurs too,sorry Justin.
 

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I'll have to measure but I've got some that should be right up there with Stan's. I bought the pair (supposedly M/F) from the O'Malley collection many years ago.

Also have a group of 4 smaller ones but growth rates are all over the place. Depending on what the tank is fed and what's in there for competition.

I think Stan's pic has a Rapheal in it, not a small Irwinni. Speaking of them, is there a thread for who has the largest Rapheal cat? I've got a monstrosity here I'd like to enter, if nothing else just to see if it's a genetic freak or if they are all capable of getting that size.
 

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post a pic of it dude!? how big exactly, guessing you mean stripped? if so pcf lists the standard lenth (so without tail) at 7.9 inch...
 
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