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Old 09-03-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Barramundi

That's what two different lfs recommended to me this morning when I was enquiring about a single, large growing CICHLID for my 6' tank.
I'm looking for an alternative to the Oscar, but a barramundi!! They must have bought too many of them and are trying to unload them before they get BIG. And they get big quickly.

While I was there a lady bought 5 comets for $8 for her little girl's tank
I asked if she knew how big they grow. She was of the firm belief that tank size determines fish size.
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So, despite specifically asking for a cichlid that maxes out at 40cm, the fish they wanted me to buy for my 6'x2'x2' grows up to 6' and 130lbs!! I don't weigh that much for goodness sake!!

I knew they grew big (too big) but I was thinking more like 2.5-3'!

http://www.nativefish.asn.au/barramundi.html
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That is terrible
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Hahaha nice. Sound like great guys lol
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Hahaha nice. Sound like great guys lol
Erm... I'm guessing you mean the barramundi 8)
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Erm... I'm guessing you mean the barramundi 8)
I mean the lfs lol
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I mean the lfs lol

Well I had a 50:50 chance with that one and blew it. Lol What's the chances of two lfs miles apart, both pushing a barramundi at me though??
I traded some calico bristlenose (3.5") for some stem plants and some Colombian tetras at a 3rd lfs. The columbians are in with the olive perchlets, and already appear to be giving them more confidence
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Well I had a 50:50 chance with that one and blew it. Lol What's the chances of two lfs miles apart, both pushing a barramundi at me though??
I traded some calico bristlenose (3.5") for some stem plants and some Colombian tetras at a 3rd lfs. The columbians are in with the olive perchlets, and already appear to be giving them more confidence
I love Colombians they are probably my favorite tetra
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