My New Eclipse Catfish

NeonRasta
  • #1
I just got an eclipse catfish that I am hosing in my 20 gallon long to grow him out. I will be transferring him into a 200 gallon south american tank when he gets a little larger. Here is a picture let me know what you think.
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2211Nighthawk
  • #2
Oh that is cool. One thing I’d be worried about is the 20 gallon size. I know he’s gonna go in a bigger tank but a 20 gallon is a tiny growout tank for something that’s gonna go into a 200g. But I don’t know. I have no idea on the size it’s gonna get slash will get.
 
Five 97
  • #3
18" specimens have been found in the wild, but in aquaria, they usually don't get past 12". Agreed with Nighthawk, a 20 gallon is really too small to serve as a growout. What all do you have in the 200 gallon SA tank? Are you worried about the sun catfish getting eaten?
 
NeonRasta
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  • #4
Should I put him in my 75 as a growout then my 200? Or do you think I can keep him in my 75 his whole life?
 
NeonRasta
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  • #5
18" specimens have been found in the wild, but in aquaria, they usually don't get past 12". Agreed with Nighthawk, a 20 gallon is really too small to serve as a growout. What all do you have in the 200 gallon SA tank? Are you worried about the sun catfish getting eaten?
In the 200 I have 2 green terrors 1 oscar 2 spotted raphael catfish 5 tbarbs and soon 2 bristlenose pleco that are being grown out in my 20 gallon long they are 2 inches right now
 
Five 97
  • #6
A 75 gallon would be too small to house it as an adult, but it's definitely a better growout (temporary) option than the 20g. How big is the sun catfish currently?
 
NeonRasta
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  • #7
A 75 gallon would be too small to house it as an adult, but it's definitely a better growout (temporary) option than the 20g. How big is the sun catfish currently?
It is 2 inches maybe possibly 3
 
Five 97
  • #8
It is 2 inches maybe possibly 3
Still little, growing him out may be safer, assuming the GTs and oscar are significantly larger. The 75 gallon should work for growing him out to a safer size (I'd say at least 5-6"). Is there going to be any other fish in the 75 gallon with him?
 
NeonRasta
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  • #9
Still little, growing him out may be safer, assuming the GTs and oscar are significantly larger. The 75 gallon should work for growing him out to a safer size (I'd say at least 5-6"). Is there going to be any other fish in the 75 gallon with him?
Just a couple of pleco's
 
NeonRasta
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  • #10
Still little, growing him out may be safer, assuming the GTs and oscar are significantly larger. The 75 gallon should work for growing him out to a safer size (I'd say at least 5-6"). Is there going to be any other fish in the 75 gallon with him?
Well I just got rid of my oscar because he was too messy
 
Five 97
  • #11
Well I just got rid of my oscar because he was too messy
Oh, did you introduce the sun catfish to the 200g? Sorry you had to rehome your oscar.
 
Revterry
  • #12
I had a cat like that in my 75 for over a decade growing up, he got to about 10 inches and lived thru a lot.
 
iancrayguy
  • #13
Nice catfish there haha I like how he’s resting on your decor and minding his own business, you can always just if he gets to big give him to someone that’s what I plan with my red tailed catfish. Yours looks nice and healthy!
 

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