shovelnose vs pleco....

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  1. Henk Hugo

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    saw this happening the at wholesale guys yesterday... the pleco is like half the size of the other one.... and he still ate it... plating and all....

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    Geesh! That's hectic!
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    yea - they promtly moved them
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    i saw the one doing the eating this morning.... looking VERY sorry for itself :D
     
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    Can imagine after a meal like that
     
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    what the hek.. what fish is that
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    Tiger Shovelnose - Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum - gets to +60cm. will eat anyhting up to 3/4 its own body size
     
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    i want one... hahahahha
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    trust me you dont... they all look pretty etc but WTF do you do with a 60cm fish... it needs a big tank
     
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    haha ill put it in my pool
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    :D now i like that thinking :D
     
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    I am actually waiting for the TSN's at my LFS to get large enough to go into the tank with my 13cm Jag cichlids :)

    Cant believe he actually chowed a Pleco.
     
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    Welcome to January!

    TSN's eat much bigger fish than Pleco's. Try Oscars and Jaguars. They WILL go for anything that can fit in their mouth
     
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    Thanks Henk for the pic. Was very close to give the shovel nose a try this weekend. The local LFS had some small ones and it is a atractive looking fish. I don't wonna think what he would have done with my plecos:eek:
     
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    I won't! Not if it can eat anything up to 35cm!!(Ouch:eek:)
     
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    HIHI,

    Got my TSN :)

    hes 8cm, and my Jag seems to leave him alone
     
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    You put the TSN in which tank? The 430l?

    It's not big enough.
     
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    WOW lol that's hectic! Definitely don't wana fish like that lol
     
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    its only 10cm now,
    Im planning a 2m tank in the next couple of months :)
     
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    no thank you I don't want a fish like that if he can munch a pleco just think what he can do to your fingers...lol
     

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