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Old 11-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Feeding baby gulper catfish

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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?
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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feed them mp or fillets?
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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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
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Feed Feeders first until a good size.Then try dead foods
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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Yeap agree with yuna. Feeders woud tempt these guys to eat.
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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!
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Old 13-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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Any pics to share.
Me never see such size gulper before.
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Old 14-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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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
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Old 16-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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Yes, a video pls
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Old 19-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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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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