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Old 01-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #21
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Oh, well that's awesome getting a deal.

I didn't know they were schooling. I have read they are definitely community, though. Well... there is no return policy or guarantee on him. So, I guess he is stuck alone for awhile.
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I have a buddy named Billy Bob from Alabama! So I always go there first..hehe.

That is a great movie. I haven't seen it in years.
I must meet this person. I do not believe he exists. haha
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Oh, well that's awesome getting a deal.

I didn't know they were schooling. I have read they are definitely community, though. Well... there is no return policy or guarantee on him. So, I guess he is stuck alone for awhile.
IME, he will be ok alone for awhile. Once you get the larger tank, you can get him some friends. They do cruise together at night and scavenge, but i have not found this to be a species that will die of stress if they alone for a bit.
He looks like the type that only reaches like 4 inches (in theory 6 inches, but most don't), right? I confess that I didn't google his latin name and there are a couple of fish called banjo cats, but he looks exactly like mine.
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I must meet this person. I do not believe he exists. haha
What's even better is his full name is Billy Bob McCay! Tell me that doesn't have runnin' shine written all over it?!?!? LOL

Like any good Yank would, I call him William-Robert!
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IME, he will be ok alone for awhile. Once you get the larger tank, you can get him some friends. They do cruise together at night and scavenge, but i have not found this to be a species that will die of stress if they alone for a bit.
He looks like the type that only reaches like 4 inches (in theory 6 inches, but most don't), right? I confess that I didn't google his latin name and there are a couple of fish called banjo cats, but he looks exactly like mine.
These get six inches, if I remember correctly and males get like five? I got too into looking into so many different species, but I believe these have the length sexual dimorphism too.

Anyway, I will consider getting more when I get more room. Like I said, he's in a 10g currently and they are difficult to come across around here. I just hope I can track down more when I set up the tank. I'm thinking a couple of these would still give the impression that whatever cichlid I pick is in there by himself (I prefer solitary tanks).

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What's even better is his full name is Billy Bob McCay! Tell me that doesn't have runnin' shine written all over it?!?!? LOL

Like any good Yank would, I call him William-Robert!
Oh my god. You are hilarious!
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Yeah, I am sure he will do fine for awhile in the 10g. Mine was a little over 4 inches, so he was the smaller end of the spectrum for that species, but still within the "norm."
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Do you still have yours?

Oh, and an observation, he has come out two mornings (also known as noon) in a row now to feed when I feed Wizard (the pearl fighter he is in with). He just went and grabbed a bunch of Wizard's pellets. So, I tried sinking ones so he could get them better and I just saw him gobble down like ten or fifteen small-ish pellets.

I still haven't gotten the catfish pellets, but I have tons of different kinds. Anyway, I was thinking since he has probably gotten so used to the feeding schedule at the LFS, he has learned to eat during the day? I'm pretty sure they weren't going out of their way to feed these guys at night. What do you think?
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So, went to Petco and they don't have a "catfish pellet" specifically named. I picked up Aqueon shrimp pellets and Hikari sinking wafers (small size). I gave him some frog/tadpole pellets this morning since they smell meaty and he was eating like one of my rainbows. So, between the two I bought, is that hgood for feeding? I also have NLS community pellets and tons of other stuff. Any other recommendations/return those?

Oh, and he had some of the betta NLS too.
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I feed all my fish NLS .5mm Grow or 1mm Cichlid pellets as a staple diet, spirulina flake a couple times/week, and occasionaly frozen bloodworms. Canned green beans for the BN, but the cichlids, silver dollars, and even the polka-dot botia's grab some too.
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Cool. Well, I was more concerned specifically on this guy and what he should be eating. I think I'm going to return those Hikari sinking wafers. They smell really funny. I don't like feeding my fish anything I wouldn't eat. Well, except the frozen stuff, I would never try that. But, NLS doesn't taste that bad, btw.
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