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Old 08-11-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hi Bro.. I'm wondering how big can a Armatus grow to? Are they fierce & can they be commed with Doradoes, ITs, Rays & Arowanas?
I saw a nice one earlier today but don't know whether I should buy it..

Thank you Bro.

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[Got the above enquiry from a fellow hobbyist. I've no experience with Armatus, any experienced hobbyist can help with the response?]
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:35 PM   #2
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Mine got to 2 ft on pellet and mysteriously disappeared one day in my pond. Probably 3 ft can hit.

Can comm... very mild... unless u can fit in its mouth.

Dun buy lah. Haha...
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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Can comm but this breed will not thrive in captive and will mysteriously pass on with unknown reason at some stages. Will not last like your other fishes you mentioned.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #4
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Mine last leh... 5 years I think have.

U have a point... a little more figidty... timid... and perhaps more stress... so die from stress. Primary cause in aquarium kept scenario.

So... dun buy lah. Haha...
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:09 PM   #5
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In captivity it can reach 2ft in size...in the wild or more spacious environment can get even bigger in size

Aggressiveness can introduce if only ur tankmates same size or bigger then the armatus....beware always ctaches its food from below
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
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I find that adult fish don't do well in glass tank.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #7
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I find that african tiger fish more skittish than armatus. Occasionally have to pick up their fallen teeth. Sometimes I do noticed my other comm fish had punctured hole on their body lol, so the culprit is very obvious haha.
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:27 PM   #8
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I've kept once b4 till abt 14" and then passed on.
I find tat these fella looks fierce, maybe due to the awesome looking teeths but actually they are quite "gentle".
Likewise my current 10" Gatf, aso looks fierce but alway being chase ard by my smaller 7" ff.
Looks sometimes can be deceiving
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