View Full Version : my new 14" marbled clarias catfish

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 04:42 PM
my new 14" marbled clarias catfish





05-01-2009, 04:52 PM
Nice fish!thumbs2:
Try taking pics at night with only the tank lights on,you get a lot less reflection.:22:

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 05:00 PM
i will try that mate thanks for the tip thumbs2:

05-01-2009, 05:00 PM
very nice fish!

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 05:08 PM
thankyou :goldfish:

05-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Shame the Clarias species are banned here in the US. Nice looking fish, Jay.


Deleted User
05-01-2009, 06:18 PM
:ssuprised: that is some beast you got there.thumbs2: Great pics too.

05-01-2009, 06:19 PM
Absolutely stunning. Incredible!

05-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Dayumm!!! What do you feed that thing?!?!?!?

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 06:21 PM
thankyou dave why they banned mate ?

thanks celtic fins

thankyou too gm72

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 06:25 PM
i feed it catfish pellets,prawns,mussels,sprats(small frozen whitebait) ive only had her since yesterday

mixmaster jay
05-01-2009, 08:38 PM
sh feeds from hand too thumbs2:

mixmaster jay
05-02-2009, 12:30 AM
all my big fish seem to be very laid back and feed from hand its great lol

05-02-2009, 01:17 AM
thankyou dave why they banned mate ?

Because of the knee-jerk reaction of the US government, friend, because of the walking catfish (Clarias batrachus). The government was so afraid that the species would escape into the wild and survive, which it could in warmer states like Florida, instead of banning the single species they banned the whole Clarias Genus. It's illegal here to sell, transport or own a Clarias species. A shame, I know, but there you are.

There are several fish and aquatic plant species folks in other countries can secure that are banned here in the US.


Sir Tristen
05-02-2009, 01:21 AM
That's an awesome cat!

mixmaster jay
05-02-2009, 01:24 AM
thats just mental lol stupid government :fish:

mixmaster jay
05-02-2009, 01:25 AM
thanks sir tristen thumbs2:

05-02-2009, 02:04 PM
very cool catfish... love your arrowana also! thumbs2:
My 8 inch blochii LOVES earthworms and will readily take them from my hand.

05-02-2009, 07:25 PM
Very cool fish you got there.

05-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Lovely fish - keep us posted and awaiting those photos taken in the dark.:19:

05-04-2009, 10:09 PM
amazing, beautiful. huge! how many gallons is that tank?
love it!

05-05-2009, 02:55 AM
Totally jealous, beautiful cat! I will own one of these one day :14:

05-05-2009, 02:58 AM
yeah, what a shame they are banned. Thanks to the idoits of fish keeping, nice fish you got there.

05-05-2009, 02:59 AM
Totally jealous, beautiful cat! I will own one of these one day :14:

Only when the US government grows a brain you will, Jenn.


05-05-2009, 03:10 AM
Actually Ive seen quite a few randomly on aquabid for sale in the US...kind of like asian aros are banned in the US...but I can name atleast 10 people Ive known online that own one :) Its stupid to ban an animal...if people really want it they will obtain it, granted it will cut down on random purchases which is probably their intent for banning them. Keeping the price high means the animal will always have a home in somebodys tank.

05-05-2009, 11:45 AM
Great looking cat, but the Silver Aro and GG caught my eyes the most! How big is your Aro and Gourami?

P.S. You can hand feed your Aro? Mine will hand feed, but she usually end up taking part of my hand! I dont think she understands the concept of "hand feeding"!