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#1 scotcat

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:31 PM

The largest catfish ever caught and probably the largest freshwater fish caught.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:36 PM

ummm...Grizzly-Bear Sized!!

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:32 AM

The largest catfish ever caught and probably the largest freshwater fish caught.
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Hello Scotcat this is my first post. Do you believe this fish to perhaps be a very old Panagasius sanitswongi ?

I read that about your favourite but do you also keep the bigger catfish also?

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:45 PM

Hi arapaimag,

First of all, welcome to the SC forums.

I'm not too sure if as you say this is a Panagasius sanitswongi, I'm of the opinion that it is a Panagasius gigas but I am not an expert on this species.

I don't keep large cats as my work entails that I am out every day and I feel that I would be short changing them If I kept them. I noticed your signature, do you, or have you kept the larger varieties ?

The largest that I have kept have been Sorobim lima and in my early fishkeeping days, Black Bullheads. I must admit that my favourite big cat is Pseudodorus/Oxydorus niger a real big softy :)
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 10:35 PM

Do you believe this fish to perhaps be a very old Panagasius sanitswongi


Apparently these giants grow in the wild at an alarming rate, but unless the authorities are tagging these fish, I think with all things considered such as size of habitat etc, size to age should not be over looked.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 06:19 PM

Its Jaws freshwater-fied!! blink.gif

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:20 PM

I actually visited a fish store today on my way back from the FSAS auction in Edinburgh and they had 2, 18inch Panagasius sanitswongi in a 6' 0" tank with a 24inch red tail cat, just crazy. mad.gif To give you an idea of the size of sanitswongi have a look on the site here and we all know how big the Red Tail Cat will get.
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