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Old 01-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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!!!new tiger fish!!!

Well I've been anxiously awaiting my new tiger fish and after a little hiccup I got it home. I had a tank on order for that was suppossed to be in this week which wasn't, apparently the order hadn't even been placed. So I got a used 44g with stand and everything from the LFS, cleaned and set it up and have the fish floating currently. I just gut loaded his minnow food so with luck once I release him I'll post a vid of the mayhem should he choose to eat. I posted a pic of him in the bag cause I will likely not get a chance for a close up of his teeth. This fish is about 4" long and you can make out those chompers.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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wow, impressive. congrats!
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Pretty cool little baby,,but don't those guys get ginormous..like a couple feet or more...??
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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I have the vittatus which maxes out at about 30 inches. It will require upgrading, all part of my master plan to satisfy my multiple tank syndrome.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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Cool fish I like the teeth on that thing!
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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So jealous <3 I am really excited to see the video! What size tank are you eventually going to move him into when he's fully grown?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #7
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Will likely be a minimum 300 gallon, they get fairly large. Thanks for all the compliments everyone.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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Oh, that's it? I would have expected bigger. I have no experience whatsoever though. Is he going to be by himself, or with a tank mate?

I think he is super neat. Sorry if I'm bugging you with questions.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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No worries at all, once full grown it will require a huge tank. At that point I will likely donate it to an aquarium or get a huge tank. It will be kept by itself until I get a bigger tank at which point I am thinking of adding a sturgeon and perhaps a sting ray. Here are a couple pictures, couldn't get a video of it feeding but I'll fast it over night and try again tomorrow. He has eaten a couple minnows but due to stress with the new home he took his time.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #10
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Oh, he is beyond neat. Glad to hear he ate some. Are you going to keep the tank bare like that? Or add some things?

Oh, and is this a fish you can condition to be alright with you in the tank? Or will he always attempt to bite?

Aquarium donations are difficult, from what I've heard. They normally have no space whatsoever. Hopefully you can find one that will take him in, if you chose that route!
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I'm hoping for the bigger tank, I may get a custom built one to maximize end to end swimming. It is a very neat fish, I've been trying convince the wife to let me get it for months. I will probably throw in a fake plant or two but these are active swimmers and from the research I've done are prone to crashing into things so I'll be keeping it very simple. I'm gonna try one more minnow and see if he goes for it, fingers crossed. He has adapted well to the new surroundings and doesn't show any fear so far so good.
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Well I got a video of "the flash" eating. The kids picked the name, very applicable as he doesn't sit still and with a flick of his tail he is at the other end of the tank. Unfortunately my iPhone messed up and didn't record grrrrrr. I promise I will have a video up ASAP.
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Aw, cute name!

I will be waiting on the video.
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http://youtu.be/qU-tl7MZNQk

here is a link to a video of the tigerfish eating as promised.
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That's sweet! Made short work of that minnow.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #17
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Yes it sure does, the video I took last night that my camera fudged up on was even better, he bit the minnow in half it was pretty cool.
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Oh, that was so cool!
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Lol that chuckle after he ate the minnow cracked me up
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Ya I was still half asleep, I have it setup right beside my tv and it kept distracting me chasing minnows.
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