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Old 12-05-2002, 04:40 PM   #11
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Grant: the cat was only about 7 bucks, and he's not difficult to care for at all. He is a little bit aggresive towards the other fish, but he's never harmed any of them - seems to be mostly a dominance thing.
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Old 12-05-2002, 04:52 PM   #12
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Thanks, I'll have a look for some more info online to check for it's compatibility / water preferences etc. What is the exact specie name ?

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Old 12-05-2002, 05:00 PM   #13
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LOVE THE TANK! Don't worry about how many pics you post, I personally wouldn't have minded seeing a few more,lol. I post pics of my tank all the time. We all love fish here, and seeing a new baby is great fun for all of us. You did a wonderful job with atmosphere and fish choice. Don't blame you for not wanting a background on such a nice tank. My upstairs neighbor has a 45 gallon s/w hex and she has no background either. Thanks for posting the pics, I enjoyed them all. Everyone should post a pic of their fish in my opinion. They are all worth a look!
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Old 12-05-2002, 06:17 PM   #14
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I've attempted many times to try and figure out his/her species name, but I've failed misserably. It seems that the pet store I purchased him at is the only one that calls them "h-line" cats, and I haven't ever seen them anywhere else. My dad, who lives in Tx, knew what fish I was talking about when I mentioned it to him, but everyone else always asks what it looks like. I don't know what kind of water conditions it really favors, but it seems to flurish in my tank.... although cats are generally pretty adaptable to most conditions. I keep the temp between 76 and 78, and I used 1 Tbsp of aquarium salt for every 5 gallons of water to keep my gar, and eels happy. Honestly that cat has been the most healthy, harty fish in the tank since we started it.
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Old 12-05-2002, 07:13 PM   #15
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hooray..... you go here: http://www.planetcatfish.com/core/index.htm

they have a full list of all the different species with all of the habitat/water conditions and what not.

The "h-line" cat is listed as Pimelodus blochii
Hope that helps...
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He is so nice I have the Pimelodus pictus, also a very nice looking fish.
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Old 12-05-2002, 09:42 PM   #17
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I'm a big fan of the pictus actually.. it's rather common in the stores around here. I actually almost got one once, but decided one large silver and black cat was enough for one tank.
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finally got a pic of my eel
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