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Old 05-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Gulper Catfish - RARE!

If you're looking for something rare, unusual and damn cool, we've got something for you! Astereophysus Batrachus, AKA the driftwood gulper catfish, stays relatively small (max size around 10-11 inches) but they have the incredible ability to swallow food up to twice their size. As you'll see from the video below, watching them eat is truly a sight.


Size: 5+ inches
Price: $100 ea. or 3 for $250
Currently eating: Market prawn and massivore

Shipping available across Canada via West Jet.

These are one of the hardiest, most unique catfish and are rarely available in the hobby.

Note: While several can be housed in one tank with no issue, care does need to be taken when housing with any other tankmates. To ensure the safety of your tankmates, it's recommended that they be atleast twice the size of the gulper.

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Old 05-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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ya, they are very cute, and very popular at taiwan, said they are liked mini whale.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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Damn cute guys !
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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ya, they are very cute, and very popular at taiwan, said they are liked mini whale.
That's interesting, Howard. I know of their popularity across Asia, but had never heard then referred to as a small whale lol
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That's interesting, Howard. I know of their popularity across Asia, but had never heard then referred to as a small whale lol
Ya, in Chinese we called it ' big mouth whale '
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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These guys are awesome. I used to have a breeding trio of them, definitely one of the more active driftwood cats. I got out of them when I decided to focus on my trachycorsytes. I just can't justify multiple tanks for similar looking fish.

Good luck with the sale!

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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SOLD!
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