|I had 12 inch Pacu's (They're actually known as vegatarian pirannah's)[/QUOTE]|
actually, they're not pirannahs, or vegatarian pirannah's, but they are relitaves of the pirannah... (I'll have to check the latin name to be sure...)
12 in.? What did you feed them? mine are over 14 in., and still growing by the week... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
• Colossoma bidens (RED PACU)
• Colossoma macropomum (BLACK-FINNED,or red-bellied PACU)
• Piaractus brachypomum (BLACK PACU )
AVG. ADULT LENGTH:
• 20" for the Red Pacu
• 35" for the Black-Finned Pacu
• 40"+ Black Pacu.
|Quote (Spectabilis73 @ Jan. 06 2003,11:18)|
actually, they're not pirannahs, or vegatarian pirannah's, but they are relitaves of the pirannah... (I'll have to check the latin name to be sure...)[/QUOTE]
ehehe...yep, that's what i meant *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] but i've heard alot of ppl refer to them as vegatarian pirannah's *shrugz* eheh
well, they're pretty dirty fish, but they look cool! I dunno what it is, either they piss alot or what. I used to feed them flakes when they were small....then when they got bigger, i fed them chicled pellets and just upgraded in size as they grew. Small pellets, medium pellets then large. Eventually, they grew too big for my tank (i had 3 pacu's) so i went out to the local canadian tire store and bought a childrens swimming pool (6foot diameter) to put in my basement!! lolz, so yeah, i had them in there for awhile, pretty cool but then just ended up trading them in for other fish.
I have a red Oscar. I've had him for about 4 years. He's 10" long not counting his tail. I've had him since he was smaller than what size just his tail is now. He is quite determined to keep his 30 gal tank arranged the way <i>he</i> wants it. Even when he was real little I thought I could get away with having a beautiful Amazon sword plant in there. Nothing doin'. Woke up the next morning and he'd completely destroyed it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Next I tried plastic with the same results as the live one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] He has one of those air curtains too. He loves it. It started out being nicely arranged along the back of his tank. Note that I said, <i>"It started out"</i>. He promptly moved it out away from the glas and off to one end so he could swim through it. Only stands to reason I guess that since he lives in water he'd like to bathe in air.
The large rock he used to hide behind when he was little he now pushes around when he's mad. He's fun to watch, but also a messy eater.
I have koi and comets outdoors in a 2,000 gal pond/bog too.
Bye for now,
apple rings.. what more can i say?
Well, I keep MANY fish. I don't really want to take the time to think about exactly which ones are predatory right this minute, but I'll post them all! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Here we go!
1 black moor goldfish
1 calico fantail goldfish
1 black/white marble angelfish
1 black veil angelfish
1 albino corydoras catfish
1 peppered corydoras catfish
1 skunk corydoras catfish
1 ottocinclus algae eater
3 red platties
4 neon tetras
3 albino glowlight tetras
1 zebra danio
1 golden danio
1 turquoise/blue/red female betta
And many more to come! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Once I get more, which I'm going to do since I'm going to get a 29 gallon tank soon, I'll add them to this post.
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