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  1. #1

    Default Got a new Bowfin!!!


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    Some of you may remember us losing our Bowfin shortly after our long move from OH to PA back in November. We weren't exactly sure what caused his death, but I was bummed out over it...Just as I am when we lose any fish.

    Fast forwarding...

    This past week was our annual fishing trip to upstate NY and I caught another nice little male Bowin! This one is about 16-17 inches long. He made the long drive home and is in the tank. He even already ate a few chunks of Tilapia fillets last night. I'll post pics soon!
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Can't wait to see him Demjor!
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

  3. #3

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    sweet catch! glad to see you got another! one of my favs aswell.
    Last edited by Crispy; 06-26-2012 at 12:31 PM.
    Thar she blows!!!

  4. #4

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    You know you are into monsters when you call a 16-17 inch fish little ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing it.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    You know you are into monsters when you call a 16-17 inch fish little ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing it.
    LOL! Good point!

    When you compare this guy to the 8-10 pound females we were catching...He is pretty small! He seems to fit right in with the others anyway. I'll try to get pics tonight.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

  6. #6

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    I would be a bit cautious adding so early to your main tank just because of all the parasites and nasties that could come from a wild caught fish. I would hate to see you have anything happen to your other beasties.
    Thar she blows!!!

  7. #7

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    Awesome find Demjor. How large did the last one get?

    Remember crispy, fish only get sick when they are stressed
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

  8. #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy
    I would be a bit cautious adding so early to your main tank just because of all the parasites and nasties that could come from a wild caught fish. I would hate to see you have anything happen to your other beasties.
    I know I am breaking some rules here, but I feel pretty confident that I can fix most of what could pop up. I am keeping a very close eye on everyone. Thanks for the concerns though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame
    Awesome find Demjor. How large did the last one get?
    Thanks! The last one stayed around 15-16 inches. I know a few PHD/biologists in Michigan that do extensive studies on Gar and Bowfin. They claim that bowfin seem to max out around this size in aquaria. I don't believe this factors in massive aquariums like zoos and public aquariums have.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

  9. #9

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    Here's a little teaser. This was him during acclimation. His nose got a little banged up from the transport, but it's healing nicely.

    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

  10. #10

    Join Date
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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    their 'undulating' dorsal is amazing. I love catching them, but have never kept one. what a sweet prehistoric fish to have with your aro. I am jealous. hope he does great!
    Thar she blows!!!

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