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12-19-2011, 07:24 PM #1
behold the great a powerful Smaug
For those that have been here at ac for awhile you will have seen this guy before. I myself have not seen his brilliant bod in its entirety for almost a year or more. Why he was out this morning with the lights on only he knows. Lucky for us that he was cause I got a picture of the Great Smaug in the flesh with my new cell cam.
12-19-2011, 07:26 PM #2
Wow! What is he? lol
12-19-2011, 07:27 PM #3
That's like the catfish in my 55g. The only time I ever saw him was when the lights were off and he was hiding in the fake driftwood. Is that his/her max size or will he/she get bigger?
EDIT: Thanks for asking that question Ellen, I wanted to know also
12-19-2011, 07:28 PM #4
He is a Striped Raphael catfish.He is about 5 yrs old and about 6 to 7 inches long.He will get fatter but thats about as long as they get.
12-19-2011, 07:29 PM #5
12-19-2011, 07:31 PM #6
Naw,a 5 yr old rtc would have his tail hanging out of my tank
12-19-2011, 07:49 PM #7
something about catfish just seem to inspire fearsome names. My bristlenose pleco is Cthulhu.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
12-19-2011, 08:26 PM #8
Photo ops rarer than nessie :-P
Yes, Behold the all powerful Smaug with a capitol 'S'
You are quick with the camera man [But I knew that already].
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Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
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12-31-2011, 12:33 AM #9Member Oscar
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- Cent. NJ
when I google Striped Raphael catfish he doesn't look like yours... yours seems "see-through" .. very coolRIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(
12-31-2011, 01:11 AM #10
Random google pic of striped raph.