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post #1 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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So I have gotten my hands on a 1000 gallon tank, and the fish that has caught my eye is the Arapima. State law in Texas is that A Arapima is legal, while Arapima Gigas is not..can someone tell me the differance. Also where I can obtain one..legally..
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 05:54 PM
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A true monster fish! At 6 ft potential length even a 1000 gallon may not be enough. You can try monsterfishkeepers.com. There's a photo of one in a 5000 gallon tank and it still makes the tank look too small.

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post #3 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 07:28 PM
I believe arapaima and arapaima gigas is the same thing. arapaoma gigas is just the scientific name.

You could put a couple arowanas and peacock bass in there. Maybe some rays if you want.

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post #4 of 16 Old 10-28-2010, 08:29 PM
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OMG 1000 gallons! I'm wiping the drool off of my keyboard.

You must post pics. when you have it up and running.

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post #5 of 16 Old 10-29-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Wont be until I get a fish decided, lol..I already have arrowana, oscar, now jack dempseys, and Frontosa..I thought about rays, but i heard they are extremely hard to take care of and know nothing about it..so looking for something new..i personally like fish that can bite off a finger, haha
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-30-2010, 04:18 AM
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How about a Dovii?

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post #7 of 16 Old 10-30-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Never heard of it..Ill look it up
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-30-2010, 04:23 PM
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wow 1000g omg where u gunna put it!!

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post #9 of 16 Old 10-31-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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In my living room, lol..that way everyone can see it..So I looked up that fish, and its a no go..I dont want 1000 gallons for one fish, haha..any other ideas?
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-31-2010, 08:44 PM
You could do a Red Tail Catfish. They are know to form a personality with the owner and be quite active catfish. you could also do alligator gar. Maybe even Giant Snakehead depending on where you live

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