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Old 06-03-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Vulture catfish eating in slow motion (video)

My Vulture Catfish eating pellets in slow motion. Believe it or not, I had siphoned out all the poop two days ago. The Pleco who also is in the tank does a great job of immediately 'decorating' the sand. It's pretty awesome seeing the vacuum effect when they open their mouth and suck the food in.

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Man that's a big fish? What size tank is this? I saw one of these things of river monsters and I have to say they were pretty awesome looking
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Man that's a big fish? What size tank is this? I saw one of these things of river monsters and I have to say they were pretty awesome looking
125 US Gallons. Yeah, I saw that as well. First time I had ever seen one outside my tank!
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I bet, it's always cool to watch a show and see a fish you own shown up on the screen, (like my hatchet fish he used as bait) very cool scavengers.
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That is an amazing fish.
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Wow, he is a beast
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How long is he now and how long will he get?
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Thanks for the compliments on the fish, guys. He's super active, too. But oh boy does he eat a lot.

I actually planned to have a catfish and Angelfish tank, as my previous Vulture catfish wasn't aggressive towards anything. This guy is different, and after he ate an Angelfish, I had to change that plan. I use Guppies as dither fish, and the catfish have become the focal fish.

I try my best to keep him with a fat belly, as he only seems to be aggressive when it's not.

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He's about 9-10 inches, not including whiskers, as they essentially are the length of his body again. Largest documented one ever was 19.5", but in my experience they grow fast up to 9-10" then do not grow as fast.

I had one previously in a 75 gallon and traded him to a larger tank owner when he got to be about 9 inches.
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