According to Japanese sources, even lengths of 70 centimetres and over are possible.
Why does Cat-eLog give only 11.8" as a max size??
Richard B wrote: Cat-e-log is based on firm evidence of a size, like a photo with a scale - it can be increased as long as there is firm evidence cat-e-log is incorrect - can the japanese sources provide firm evidence? Also measurement are in SL so tail is ommitted from this measurement.
yellowcat wrote:Mine was always kept alone as I'd read about enough keepers losing prized tankmates. As others have suggested the can probably be kept with fish larger than themselves and even then must be kept well fed. I know this is true regarding my c. fowleri that shares a tank with several other catfish species for what it's worth.
Thank you Richard! Appreciate your help, as always. Yet, as for the size thing, with all due respect, you appear to select the info you can (apparently rightfully) discredit, like the mention of "Japanese sources stating 70 cm" but you omit the credible info from a published journal article that is also featured on this site in Shane's world (which supposedly validates it even further?) that states that the article owners DID have a >45 cm specimen and firmly state that these fish do grow to 65 cm over a decade - that's over 2 feet!
well i did not measure it exactly, it's a rough guess. I measured today with a cm outside the aquarium so not really exact but i measured about 5 centimeters including the tail. My eye is indeed too big... The ancistrus is a little bit bigger.
So is to be assumed when fed well, the animals can grow up in the aquarium slowly and constantly to around 65 centimetres of length in a decade. According to Japanese sources, even lengths of 70 centimetres and over are possible.
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