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 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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Rachael0805
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PostSubject: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 12:25 am

Tiger Shovel Nose Cat
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum


Size a little over 3 feet
tank 180 gallon
ph 6.8
temp 78 f
origin
amazon basin



The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum) comes from from South America, the Amazon, Corintijns, Essequibo, Orinoco and Paraná basins.
They strive in waters where the temperature is 78 degrees F and a pH of 6.0 - 7.6.
Shovelnoses spook easily. It was very hard for me to get these pics. Besides the minimum tank size of 180 gallons, rocks, plants, and large driftwood should be used to enhance and simulate a natural environment. Feeding the Tiger Shovelnose Cat is not difficult due to the fact that it is not picky. In the wild, this fish will eat fish and crustaceans.
In the aquarium setting, assorted worms, frozen foods, sinking catfish pellets, and dry foods are said to provide the proper nutrition. Mine eats feeders and tubifex worms.
Tank tops are required as splashing may occur if they get spooked. Mine hides a majority of the day and comes out at night about an hour before I turn the light off. They may be big and look tough, but they’re chickens at heart. The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish is not recommended for
anyone except serious Catfish lovers who possess big tanks or small ponds with strong filtration, and up to the challenge of handling a moderately difficult
fish. Not much is known about the breeding habits of the Tiger Shovelnose Catfish, but it is thought that the females have a fuller stomach and overall shape. This is my favorite fish in the tank right now. This pictures I have included are of my Shovelnose.
Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 7:40 am

Very nice Library post. Tiger Shovelnose Catfish 393849

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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime1/31/2011, 10:00 pm

very nice
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime7/7/2011, 8:01 pm

i have a tiger shovelnose catfish that a guy didnot want and he seems to have his upper lip twisted like back is he sick trying all sorts of medicine need help
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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime7/7/2011, 8:49 pm

I've always had a soft spot for cats. I've hosted all sorts. Red Tails, Shovelnose's, Tiger Shovelnoses, Red Tail Shovel nose hybrids, Asian Red Tails, but by far my favorite catfish of all is the Tigrinus... You should check that one out.
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Favorite Fish: : Ornate Bichirs, Synodontis Angelicus, Filamentosus barb,
Aristochromis Christyi, Ptychochromis Grandidieri and all other Madagascar cichlids.

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PostSubject: Re: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish   Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Icon_minitime7/8/2011, 7:34 am

My favorite catfish is Synodontus Angelicus!!

Mine just reach his 20th year!!



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