09-07-2009, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Youngfresh329
i saw a 2 inch arrowana at the fish store an i want it i got a 55 gallon tank what would be good tank mates cuz i dont want jus the arrowana in the tank alone?
Unless the 55 gallon is just a temp home until he gets bigger I would shy away from getting an arrowana.
Common plecos, tinfoil barbs (just make sure they are in a large enough school to not be nippy), irredecent sharks all could be decent tankmates. Anything that stays near the bottom of the tank could be fine though I would err on the side of caution and make sure they are larger fish. I have seen people with oscars and dempseys in their tanks with arrowanas but I don't particularly like that idea as arrowanas are easily spooked and love to jump. An Oscar or a Dempsey could mean that you find your arrow dead on the floor one morning.
I would recommend not getting an arrowana unless your tank is 150+ gallons minimum