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Old 10-03-2005, 12:51 AM   #11
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My local fish store recently had an Arapaima Gigas as well. They had him listed at $299. I almost fell over in shock when I saw him....the clerk I talked to had no idea about this fish.....I felt compelled to notify him of the potential beast they had on their hands.

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I like how they say a almost square tank is best.. Im thinking.. uhhh isnt that almost always the case.. LOL
CRAP! Then my custom pyramid shaped tank won't work!!


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I assume they mean, not tall, hex, bowfront, long, etc. Just a nice square one will do.

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I love the bit about Arapaima reaching only 5' in captivity....they had better tell that to the numerous 6'-9' specimens that I know of.
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:36 AM   #15
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But at least they have this notation:

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only," and it is recommended that only the expert marine aquarist, zoo, or research institution purchase this species.
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OOooh... so uh... how long could i keep my two babies in a 10 gal to grow out... Ill be upgrading I swear. Also, is there anything else I can get with them... they seem kinda stressed and I think they'd like company Maybe a school of 10 neon tetras and maybe like 10 tiger barbs?? 8O
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I believe they sell a couple species of octopus as well, also designated "expert only."
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lets just say, if you have that kind of money to purchase that fish you should have the tank large enough to support it. otherwise people are just nuts, but the tiger fish looks amazing and i would buy that in a second if i had a gigantic glass pool
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there are alot of people out there who succesfully keep octopi. a fish like these though are a little out of line.
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Maybe, but I still don't think it's a good idea.

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