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Old 21-12-2006, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Certainly a non tankbuster cat for most people - Duck-beak Catfish

Sorubim lima

Always very fascinated by the way they “hang” in the “air” but never get a chance to pick up… well, finally got a pair of them today

Pretty under rated and not so “famous” species from the family of Pimelodidae - known as "shovel noses".

It is pretty suited to be kept in most home aquarium unlike some other shovelnoses include the Tiger Shovelnoses, false zebra cat (Brachyplatystoma juruense) or red tailed cat that may get too large for standard home aquarium.

The common name can be pretty funny : Duck-beak Catfish, Hockey Stick Catfish, Lima Shovelnose.

One interesting thig abt this cat is the Lima shovel nose hides in a head down position next to the roots of large trees. It waits in this manner for unsuspecting prey to wonder by.

Certainly a non tankbuster cat for most people.
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Old 21-12-2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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Sorubim lima

Always very fascinated by the way they “hang” in the “air” but never get a chance to pick up… well, finally got a pair of them today

Pretty under rated and not so “famous” species from the family of Pimelodidae - known as "shovel noses".

It is pretty suited to be kept in most home aquarium unlike some other shovelnoses include the Tiger Shovelnoses, false zebra cat (Brachyplatystoma juruense) or red tailed cat that may get too large for standard home aquarium.

The common name can be pretty funny : Duck-beak Catfish, Hockey Stick Catfish, Lima Shovelnose.

One interesting thig abt this cat is the Lima shovel nose hides in a head down position next to the roots of large trees. It waits in this manner for unsuspecting prey to wonder by.

Certainly a non tankbuster cat for most people.
another nice sp shared by Bro Amiidae...

behavior and characteristics similar to TSNs? ... at this size, their growth rate should be much slower than the other shovelnoses...

any tankmates for them now? ... how do u manage to acquire so many nice sp all the time ... so many tanks ar?
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Old 21-12-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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Wow Ben...how to sex them? And what's the minimum tank size to avoid tank busting ?
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Old 22-12-2006, 12:02 AM   #4
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another nice sp shared by Bro Amiidae...

behavior and characteristics similar to TSNs? ... at this size, their growth rate should be much slower than the other shovelnoses...

any tankmates for them now? ... how do u manage to acquire so many nice sp all the time ... so many tanks ar?
Thanks, was told that this cat is seasonal, available only once or twice a yr.

Have never own TSN before so can't really compare.

Since this cat max at 1.5ft, the grow rate should be fairly slow as compared to TSN, my best guess…it shld hit abt 1ft in a short time thereafter maintain at that length for a long time..

For this cat, it is very gentle and keeping a group will not have any aggression problem.

Currently keeping them with a Sturgeon cat and a pair of dwarf giraffe cats.

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Wow Ben...how to sex them? And what's the minimum tank size to avoid tank busting ?
According to planetcat, this fish max around 1.5ft so a standard 4 by 2 by 2 shld hold them for a long while.

no clue abt the sexing part
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Old 22-12-2006, 01:59 AM   #5
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where can Sturgeon cat be found? price?
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Old 22-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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sturgeon cat can be found in c328, y618 and wu hu aquarium at tiong bahru....
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Old 22-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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sturgeon cat can be found in c328, y618 and wu hu aquarium at tiong bahru....
thanks bro, but lately i haven seen any..
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thanks bro, but lately i haven seen any..
they are a rare breed, only seen them this year though. but they dun come cheap....
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thanks bro, but lately i haven seen any..
NKS at Blk 211 Hougang st 21 stock them
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NKS at Blk 211 Hougang st 21 stock them
is it call as wolf cat. and it swim upwards against the tank?
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