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Posted: 3/13/2011 7:44:25 PM EST
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Very cool.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:50:10 PM EST
Cool.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 8:51:23 PM EST
Are they not common in captivity?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:00:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
Are they not common in captivity?

We are talking about a fish that can get up to about 10 ft, they grow to about 4-5 ft in one year, and are open water very powerful swimmers. So to see one in home aquaria is both kind of cruel and rare.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:02:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By renesis:

Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
Are they not common in captivity?

We are talking about a fish that can get up to about 10 ft, they grow to about 4-5 ft in one year, and are open water very powerful swimmers. So to see one in home aquaria is both kind of cruel and rare.


I think that's the part I missed.. I thought this was like a city aquarium with one of those giant shark/big fish tanks.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 9:12:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
Originally Posted By renesis:

Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
Are they not common in captivity?

We are talking about a fish that can get up to about 10 ft, they grow to about 4-5 ft in one year, and are open water very powerful swimmers. So to see one in home aquaria is both kind of cruel and rare.


I think that's the part I missed.. I thought this was like a city aquarium with one of those giant shark/big fish tanks.

Nope just the wacky japanese that like to take ginormous fish and stuff them in TINY enclosures where they can't even turn around in. I have seen pics of japanese aquariums where they have a 3 foot Goliath african tiger in a 400 or so gallon tank.

Just to give you an idea this is a 3-4 foot GATF.



Stuffed in this size aquarium


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:09:08 AM EST
They don't live long in an aquarium. They end up stressed and with a broken bill, like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYi1fjaZwDQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:15:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By jsnappa:
They don't live long in an aquarium. They end up stressed and with a broken bill, like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYi1fjaZwDQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL






Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:54:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 5:56:26 AM EST by CRC]
Originally Posted By WhackyPlague:
Are they not common in captivity?


This is the only one to ever be kept successfully in a public fish tank EVER

I believe its still there. Never been to Japan
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