spotted climbing perch(ctenopoma acutirostre)

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    IMG-20110829-00078.jpgexcuse my photo skillz i think you can make them out

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    i got a small one today :p
     
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    lekka,what kind of setup do you have?
     
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    well hes really tiny ryt now so its just him with 2 corys and a banjo cat , im moving him to a bigger tank when he starts growing
    he also has guppies with him right now but lucky hes smaller than the for now but im hopin he will do some baby guppy control for me tonight or when hes up to it
     
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    Apparently they can eat fish half their size or something,so becareul.arent they brackish as well?
     
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    from what ive read they live in slow moving rivers in the congo?
    thats what im holding fingers for im rather scared of what he could do in a nyt x_X
     
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    its so interesting watching him hunt baby guppies!
     
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    I bought one 2 days ago as well. According to alot of sites, these guys are really adaptable so can be kept in FW or BW. Mine also mooches around the tank looking at everything. They're really curious! @KennyG, I imagine your and mine are from the same shipment, though we're in different part of SA. Mine will be moved to his own tank with a polypterus and african butterfly fish when he's bigger.
     
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    im so attacthed to the little guy :D i just need to juggle my tanks when he starts growing so he has enough space for himself and suitable companions
     
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    Me too. I've seen them in UK fish mags, but only actually researched more once I brought mine home. But, I have quite a tank collection at the moment, so there'll be space for him once he grows. I love how he politely swims up to something and investigates it but stays out of the way. They have a very intelligent look to them, don't they?
     
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    As far as I am aware, they prefer fresh water.

    If you feed them well, they grow very quickly.
    Mine gets pellets, flake, minced fish, minced prawn.

    Amazing watch it opened its mouth and then suck the food in.
     
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    i just fed some brine shrimp , i enjoy the way he circles the brine shrimp carefully annaylyzing with his large round eyes and then in a second swallows it whole
    i really enjoy the whole having a predatory fish that isnt huge etc :D
     
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    im renaming my tank the coloseum cause ryt now its him prwoling around and the baby guppies survivng XD

    i moved my ottos out , was way to much effort to get hold of them to risk them getting eaten now
     
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    im waiting for my south american leaf fish
     
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    Wow! Check that mouth!

    My perch is the only fish in the tank that my kribs don't chase from their territory, but it's cos he "makes like a leaf" and just sort of floats by. The kribs ignore him for most past.
     
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    I'm planning on getting a bushfish (climbing perch) soon. Will have him in a 180liter tank with a group of upside down catfish. Do anybody have any experience with this combination?
     
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    No experience, but one of the site I read said perches do well with Synos. Basically they need large non-boisterous tankmates. The perches can be a bit territorial but mostly only argue with eachother. With other species, they are peaceful, provided their tankmates are large enough to not get eaten.
     
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    it seems after 1 night away my tank is largely guppyless for babies haha XD
     

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