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ml708 11-11-2013 05:11 PM

Feeding baby gulper catfish
Hello everyone!

I recently managed to get hold of 3 really tiny gulper catfishes of around 1 inch in length. They are very active and show no signs of ill health. However I am having trouble feeding them as they seem to be afraid of the small pieces of fish I have attempted to feed them. Furthermore they don't seem to proactively find food. Only 1 of the 3 has successfully eaten a piece.

Anyone who has kept such small gulpers able to give any advice?

Flavs 11-11-2013 05:57 PM

feed them mp or fillets?

ml708 11-11-2013 06:04 PM

Yeah that's what I did, made several small pieces of fish meat from a fillet, but they freaked out once their whiskers touched it haha

Yuna 11-11-2013 06:13 PM

Feed Feeders first until a good size.Then try dead foods

Clamence 11-11-2013 10:01 PM

Yeap agree with yuna. Feeders woud tempt these guys to eat.

ml708 12-11-2013 06:30 AM

I woke up early today to try to feed them again. Seems that they more readily accept foods in the night/early morning when they are more active. Now 2 of the 3 have eaten!

1.6 TS 13-11-2013 01:23 PM

Any pics to share.
Me never see such size gulper before.

ml708 14-11-2013 10:16 PM

Success! I have gotten them all to eat! They are enjoying shelled prawns.

I'm gonna put up a video of them real soon for those interested :)

Arubino 16-11-2013 01:29 PM

Yes, a video pls :)

1.6 TS 19-11-2013 10:07 AM

still waiting for your video.
You for them locally, as in Singapore or home breeder.
Cause me mountain tortoise, never see such size gulper.

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