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Old 02-12-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with this snappy looking snapper?

Curious if anyone has kept this snapper, it goes by a variety of names:

Threadfin Snapper, Rooster Snapper, Hi-Fin Snapper, Majestic Snapper

It's Sci. Name is

Symphorichthys spilurus

Any info/experiences greatly appreciated.

Tom
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as long as ya have a big tank for it ya will be fine as long as its with other aggressive fish !! they can get 2 foot long and eat anything
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Thx.

Yeah - he's in a 125 - but how fast do they grow? He is in fact with other mildly agressive fish - been in there for about 3 months - everything ok - but curious what kinda trouble I've set myself up for in the future and how far away is that

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there growth depends on how healthy of food ya giving him !! imo as long as he cant swallow the fish with him ya should be ok with him !! ya know ya can have two of the same fish act two diff ways so hard to say !! cool looking fish though good luck !!
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Yeah, they are awesome looking fish but they get so big. I was set on getting one until I found out how big they get.
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #6
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Hey Jamal,

Yep - well, I bought one even under the advice that they get big - The problem is, this thing is growing mad fast. I've only had him about 3 months and I'm sure he's about 10% bigger - that means in a year he may double his size. Bought him at about 4 inches - Yikes - he's goin' be done with my 125 soon.

So guess I have 2 options in about a year - get that 240 I've had my eyes on or find someone who has a really big tank and needs a new really big fish

Well - for now, he looks pretty happy.

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