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This thread was made for people to post videos of their predatory fish feeding. Please include a video and a brief description of the fish. I like looking at new predatory fish (I love them), Thanks.

If you have a video on youtube post the link if not a pic is ok.

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Re: Show off your Predatory Fish

Video !!!! im lucky to give you this blurry still of one of my predatory fishes, The Ctenopoma acutirostre, Rose wil be happy to hear that They are related to the ever popular bettaautolinker.com autolinking image Fish (bettaautolinker.com autolinking image splendens). (And you thought id never have a betta) lol. They need plenty of room to hide out and live happily. They are carnivorous fish who love to stalk their prey, holding themselves completely vertical, bending their caudal fin to look like a leaf, before going in for a kill. Just before a kill, they open their mouth creating a cylinder type funnel and swallows the prey whole. However , so i wont get a thrashing from the "Never feed live food Crowd" mine enjoys a diet of small sinking cichlid pellets, spirulina brine, blood worms, white mosquito larvae, etc. and is very thankful to get it. LOL















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Re: Show off your Predatory Fish

A few of the fish that I got at work.( this is actually my girl)


here is a 25yo flat at work as well



and last but not least the bigger gar.
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I love that gar. Is he a longnose?

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Yep, one of two in that tank, the other is half his size.

They arent as aggressive eater as the bass in that tank though
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Nice Long nose and a very clean tank
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wow...love the predators guys especially that gar

how big is that "tank"

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YouTube - Exodon swarm VS Market Prawn




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Not my gar but still I love that video.

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so much for, show off YOUR fish. lol
















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How do you upload pictures? I've got pics and vids of my red belly pirhanas feeding. Frozen food so it's not graphic. What's the best way for sedating predators while moving? I've heard of a homemade remedy of 10 oarts everclear to 1 part clove oil then you us .1ml/gal for big fish and .5ml or less per gal with small fish. The guy that posted this on another forum was holding a 15" black rhom pirhana after doing a surgeery to remove parasites. Then after about 20 min back in freshautolinker.com autolinking image water it came to. he recomennded covering to tank with a blanket for 12 hrs till the fish regained full awareness.

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Re: Show off your Predatory Fish

beautiful fish everyone!

Everything happens for a reason <3
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Re: Show off your Predatory Fish

Holy cow. Feeding a fish as large as some of these must be a task.. and the exodons? How in the world do you keep those from going into a cannibalistic feeding frenzy in that confined a space?
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Aspects, what kind of fish is that first one in your post? The yellow one with the black spots? S/He is really pretty! Kind of looks like a puffer to me but im new to this scene so i could be waaaaay off

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Some time has passed since we lost our first arrowana and we have now gotten another baby. he is about 5 inches now and is eating feeder guppies and meal worms.


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Wow these fish are amazing to watch, thanks for the pictures everyone.

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This is my mini predator 4 1/2 inch prickly sculpin if she cant eat it in her tank she will kill it ^_^.





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Wow! These are all amazing fish!

Fish are living creatures...treat them that way

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He/she is a beast!!!! Watch yourselves!


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