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Largest Cat You've Kept / Seen in captivity

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by cubano, Jan 2, 2004.

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    cubano Scarface of Aquaria

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    What's the largest cat you've ever kept or seen in captivity.

    Largest I've kept was a 12" Common Pleco - Largest I've seen was a 30" Red Tail cat at a local LFS, They actually fed the thing frozen mice, which I witnessed a few times.
     
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    Kept: 17 inch common pleco
    Seen: Red Tail Catfish, probably about 30 inches as well
     
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    i saw a 4 foot albino channel cat a long time ago
     
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    i've also seen channel cats over 3 or 4 feet. and plecos are 18". red tail cats about 1' is the biggest i've ever seen one live. big suckers, though.
     
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    Holy Fish Sh*T!! where was that thing? a public aquarium?
     
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    my aunts house in thailand had mekong catfish. this was when i was like 5 (15-16 years ago) but then their house was built over a pond, coolest thing ever dont remember how big they were but they looked like they could have eaten me.
     
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    my dads friend use to keep a red tailed catfish in a six foot tank and it grew to 1 metre and 20 cm 's in length
     
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    Depends on how you define captivity.

    About 7 years ago, I caught a few channel cat from the Spoon River in Illinios and stocked them into my grandfathers pond.

    My uncle caught one of them or their offspring last year at around 3 feet long.
     
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    I read in an aquairum book that a story about a wildlife photgrapher witnessing a small child beening sucked under and swallowd by a gaint catfish. the local villgers caught the fish quickly and cut the child out. the story says the child survied. cant remeber if it was south america or asia
     
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    I used to have 2 x Salmon Catfish, both about 12" long in a 6 ft tank. I only had them for about 4 weeks because at first I thought they would look great in the tank, but they just made a total mess of the place, I couldn't put anything else in there, no plants nothing because they just destroyed everything...

    Although they were amazing to watch, beautiful fish, and the only thing I found to be able to feed them properly was to go and buy smaller fish to feed them to them... this was so expensive in the end!!
     

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