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DevonC
10-09-2015, 06:51 PM
I finally managed to snap a coupłe pics of the pleuros . They are now roughly 6" and entering another growth spurt. I've upgraded them into my big 3' octagon tank where they are living peacefully with several species of bichirs , rope fish & syno cats . They have started to color up , so far ones blue , ones green , one is somewhere between green and blue and the 4th is gold .

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/E9B0B7A9-EBB7-4B0B-AA5F-351F5FEEE1A0_zpsgsssvmtb.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/A83F3095-A42D-4F0E-ABCB-CC7FB413991C_zpspko0lyt0.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/BE97DE53-760D-4D4D-9947-82448F04F609_zpshyv3ecaz.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/3FA6CA36-DE51-4F43-9199-971C082DB109_zpsq00zvj17.jpg

JML1997
10-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Looking great Devon! Makes me miss my old Pulchra.

ivorylace
10-09-2015, 08:24 PM
nice when they get along

Staceym
10-09-2015, 08:40 PM
Very nice! Love the blue, interesting to see the variation in colour between them too.

komodo182
10-09-2015, 11:13 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing Devon

pamdb33
10-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Beautiful colouration on the blue one. They look great!

DevonC
10-10-2015, 04:33 PM
Thanks everyone , & JML your old bichir is actually one of the tank mates! If you ever want to get back into channa let me know I could give you great deal on one if my spare auranti or gachua when I split the pairs away!

DevonC
11-20-2015, 10:32 PM
Another quick update , a feeding video , don't worriy If your squeamish it's only pellets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwPFNeAR7YA

Alasdair
11-20-2015, 11:09 PM
Very cool! I've heard of the dog whisperer but you are the first fish whistler I have come across - what's the tune?

DevonC
11-20-2015, 11:19 PM
Lol I'll have to watch the video again and see i hadn't even noticed, I just whistle tunes that must have gotten stuck in my head sometimes without realizing I'm doing it . This was aparently one of those times ha ha ha.

Staceym
11-21-2015, 11:01 AM
They are cool fish, and so fats! Must say I do prefer watching them eat pellets over live food....not that there is anything wrong with it, just not my thing.

Also I had to rematch with volume after seeing comments about the whistling haha

JML1997
11-21-2015, 12:46 PM
What an incredible species of channa! Thanks for sharing!

DevonC
02-02-2016, 05:23 PM
Just another update pic, colors are really starting to come out!

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/BD107199-DFB7-4D70-92B6-717355AAC267_zps7dmv77fi.jpg

DevonC
02-14-2016, 01:19 AM
I find this guy is getting nicer every day!

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/CAEC725B-AF08-40F8-8FDA-2BFB2E0FE9B8_zpsy8y6c08r.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/94279096-B75E-41D5-815D-F067D146A0C4_zpssyyfulkz.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/9BAAF260-8A94-4570-B484-3A59C0E456A9_zpsctu3csrb.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/E8D61946-7DAA-4068-AB97-574DCB9A3FE8_zps1g5jnv83.jpg

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz126/DevonLC/Snakeheads/C5FBC442-E108-4500-B8B4-B743F5985624_zpsnz0m2ap6.jpg

komodo182
02-14-2016, 06:11 AM
Just beautiful.

Leigh Partridge
02-14-2016, 09:42 AM
He looks pretty slick, love the blue coloration.