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Old 10-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
 
Arapima

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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Old 10-28-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 10-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 10-28-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
 
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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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Old 10-29-2010, 08:47 PM   #5
 
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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Old 10-30-2010, 04:18 AM   #6
 
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How about a Dovii?
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:21 PM   #7
 
Never heard of it..Ill look it up
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:23 PM   #8
 
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wow 1000g omg where u gunna put it!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:38 PM   #9
 
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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Old 10-31-2010, 08:44 PM   #10
 
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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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