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#21 ice

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:49 PM

Just a few newer pics, bloody difficult fish to photograph so my apologies for the quality.

Enjoy!

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#22 fish

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:32 PM

how big is he now?

#23 ice

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:47 PM

Not 100% sure exactly, but I'd say hed be getting pretty close to 25cm smile.gif

#24 gibbs

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:27 PM

Nice shots and a great fish mate. He is going to eat them Red Scats oneday smile.gif

#25 mattt

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:49 PM

show the new battle scars!

#26 ice

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:06 PM

Haha yeah i thought they would be gone long ago but he doesnt seem to worry about them at all. I've heard they pack a fairly painfull spike and they probably taste like crap due to their diet of crap so hopefully they are safe smile.gif Its the catfish im worried about haha.

Haha hes all healed up already matt, you would never even know it happened now!

For anyone interested he scratched open his face after imogen did a water change, he doesnt like it when things get moved around and if he cant fit through a gap he used to be able to fit through he tends to force the log out of the way. Which results in the following picture.

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4 days later with the water salted up a bit and you can barely even see it. Amazing how fast they can heal when in good condition and in good water.

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#27 ice

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

Got some new pics from the other day.

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He knows his food haha, he goes nuts and trys to swim through the glass at me when ever ive got any sort of food.
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Also ut up a video of him getting a nice fat juicy king prawn as a christmas present. Lovely smile.gif

Video looks crap on youtube unfortunately, still a good watch though. He's a bit skittish because he doesnt like the camera but still hits it hard and does a nice colour change to stripes as hes chomping down the prawn chunk.


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#28 MONSTAF1SH

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:11 AM

Man he is awesome! I've always wanted to grow one out unfortunately I was unsuccessful on a couple of occassions sad.gif
Your fish makes me want to piss all my fish off and get a mangrove jack.

#29 Imogen

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

hahaha monstafish! maybe you should tongue.gif

i love how his stripes show up in the last second.. ill have to film him again eating his whitebaits- if it was anything like it was last night, it'll be better watching than the prawn tongue.gif

#30 Den

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 02:41 PM

Great job, he looks nice an healthy, very nice looking fish, Id say your success would be inspiring more people to try to keep them. I wonder if its possible to breed them in captivity? I guess it depends on how they spawn?

Cheers
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#31 Imogen

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:53 PM

i dont think its been done in a tank before.. there's a chick in QLD that farms them though, that says it's fairly easy when overstocking adults, you just have to remove them afterwards unsure.gif

#32 red_devil

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:33 PM

Looking good ice I'm still jeolous

#33 ice

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:10 PM

Haha cheers guys, hes a lot of fun to keep but hes also lots of work. They are a real bio load on a tank and they are just so bloody agressive. We've been lucky so far with the scats and the catfish but im pretty keen on getting the cats out of there soon. Hes even starting to eye off my hand when im doing water changes and tank cleans. I've been bitten once "softly" and it sucked. Going to have to start wearing gloves soon haha.

#34 ice

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:19 PM

Heres the latest video of the jack being a bit of a nutcase fish as per usual. Had a left over dead mouse after my snakes were finished eating and thought id give it to jack, seems he quite enjoys them too. He hits the glass pretty damn hard before jumping out of the tank through the crack in the lid and stealing the mouse. Hitting his nose in the process. Psycho little bugger..

No mice were harmed in the making of this video, they were already dead. smile.gif

PCS Committee Note: Feeding your fish vertebrates is not recomended and that the feeding of live vertebrates may be illegal

Hes beginning to earn his tankbuster reputation, as youll see in the first few seconds of the video. Im bloody glad hes getting upgraded to a 6x2.5x2.5 with 12mm glass to hold him back haha.


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#35 ice

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:53 PM

My birthday prezzy to myself, a 6x2.5x2.5 is coming this arvo! Very excited smile.gif

Jack wont know what to do with himself!

#36 fish

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

awesome, how big is he now??

#37 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (ice @ Mar 25 2011, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My birthday prezzy to myself, a 6x2.5x2.5 is coming this arvo! Very excited smile.gif

Jack wont know what to do with himself!


after seeing your vid i think you shoulda gone for 15mm or even 20mm..... lol.....

and maybe go for some perspex lids with a few bricks on top to keep him in!!!!

#38 ice

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:40 AM

He would be bang on 25cm i'd say. I've been limiting his food intake till the new tank arrives so he didnt outgrow the smaller one. Got the new one sitting in the lounge room empty at the moment. Gotta put in the 3d background and get it all running and cycled and in he goes!

#39 ice

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:48 AM

Haha dont say that dude! I'm already planning on getting the weighted perspex lids made up. I figure if i dont excite him TOO much i dont think he will break the 12mm. Plus, the bloody thing was heavy enough with 12mm!

Its a really well made fully braced tank too, would be a hard one to break smile.gif

#40 SIXFOOTLONG

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:02 AM

what are you going to put in with him ?




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