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I'm not sure if I saw a few things on this video correctly. First, is he feeding full grown African cichlids to his fish (that could be traded in for a lot of feeders! ). Second, and a whole lot more interesting, is that catfish luring and directing its prey with those whiskers. It appears to be true especially in the second video.

I've never kept TSN so maybe this is really common knowledge...just curious.
 

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shoulda posted in the same thread as the post, but i dont believe that the TSN coaxes any fish in with their whiskers


the whiskers are too "see" in the dark.
 

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I think that thread is locked. Just look at one of the lower barbels in the second video. I thought they were 'feelers' as well but it looks a little odd in that vid.
 

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So, out of curiosity, does anyone else see that middle, bottom barbel twitching as the TSN moves up on the fish (in the second video)? I'd just like to hear if other TSN observers have seen it or if I'm off my rocker! The key here was that I wasn't looking for it in the first place, it jumped out at me. Otherwise I think I'd even question myself!


Oh yeah, nice fish! (TSN and the feeder! )
 

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I figured it out on my own... the powerhead is blowing that whisker, it's not being used for luring.
Good call JesseD
Doh!
 

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too bad chud left..he had an awesome collection
 

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cool vids


RhomZilla Posted on Jul 21 2003, 02:10 AM
QUOTE (thePACK @ Jul 20 2003, 07:18 PM)
too bad chud left..he had an awesome collection

He did indeed.. but why did he leave?
cause bobme came on to him
 

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One way or another, someday I will have to get a tiger shovel nose. that was pretty amazing. The one I saw at the lfs today was nary 3 inches long and very complacent. I can hardly believe they grow to be such jerks at feeding time ! that was cool.
 

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Jonas said:
One way or another, someday I will have to get a tiger shovel nose. that was pretty amazing. The one I saw at the lfs today was nary 3 inches long and very complacent. I can hardly believe they grow to be such jerks at feeding time ! that was cool.
they aren't aggressive; any fish that won't fit in their mouth they won't go near, and in fact that's a problem with them while they're little, as they are easily bullied.

but yes anything that CAN fit in their mouth, its GONE. Trouble with them, aside from huge feeding costs and tank requirements, is getting them off feeders-- most refuse to eat non-feeder foods
 

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yeah thats definately an african peacock cichlid, very expensive, why the hell would he feed it to a TSN?!?!!?
 

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he was breeding africans, he fed them to his catfish and his piranhas :nod:
 

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I don't believe it was him who was breeding them. A friend/aquaintence that bred them en-mass, so was able to sell them to him for cheap.
 
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