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So I've been clearing out my tanks, moving out some catfish and what not the last few days. I've had an ad up on craigslist and have gotten rid of all the fish I wanted to.

I was about to take the ad down when I received this message...

On May 20, 2012 6:43 PM, removed :D wrote:
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Hello I am interested in your smallest Arowana. How much are you asking for it and would you accept a trade? I have a arapaima gigas, peacock bass, breeding pair of convicts, stingrays, clown knife, and. Goliath African tiger fish. Let me know if you are interested in any of those fish I have.

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This is the same guy I got my big aro from, so I know he can get some exotic fish, but an arapaima!?!

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

wow. that sounds kinda crazy. hopefully that guy has a huge body of heated water. :lol:

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Time to build a 4000gal tank! :woohoo: :laugh:
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Well like I said I dealt with him to get my big aro. But from what I saw he didn't. I know there was a guy selling a gigas on craigslist around here a while back, don't know if it's the same guy, but he advertised it was 4-5".

Somehow I don't think that's a common fish around here, so idk what his plans are if he can't get rid of it in a timely manner, give it to the downtown aquarium or the zoo lol.

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

JasonR wrote: Time to build a 4000gal tank! :woohoo: :laugh:


HAHA, I'd love to, but I think the people in my apartment might start asking about my water consumption bills :P

Anyway, he's giving me the jerk around this time, so I'm done playing with him.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Someone in the uk has two I just found out. He has a 15x15x10 concrete pool. I can't find any videos on YouTube though

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Honestly even getting a free arapima is to good of a deal.... why u ask..... well because no of us can house one....yet!!

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Yet :evil:

Soon™ :evil:

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Is this for real ?
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Too good to be true, or is it....

Yep, was taken off National Geographic's website, their article about arapaima. Most likely a very large aquarium, or even a zoo.

As for the fellow that was chatting to me, I'm gathering he's more of a trader, getting random fish trying to fill his tanks as he wants to. He's contacted me several times with all kinds of fish.

I even got an email from him last night asking about my red tail :pinch: So I don't think he keeps very many fish, just trades them around.

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