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Old 01-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
 
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African Butterfly Fish do well in pairs =) It real easy to distinguish males from females too!
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:33 PM   #12
 
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Otos do best in groups, just like corydoras.

Many of the more territorial fish will do well as single fish. Many (probably most, really) cichlids, many anabantids, many types of catfish (otos and cories being common exceptions), lots of the ancient fish, etc.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:01 PM   #13
 
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Otos do best in groups, just like corydoras.

Many of the more territorial fish will do well as single fish. Many (probably most, really) cichlids, many anabantids, many types of catfish (otos and cories being common exceptions), lots of the ancient fish, etc.

How about a Red Headed Geophagus? I love them and had the other one before that looks just like the Red headed one without the red head and a little less color. I had one at the time and he seemed to do well solo. They are not as aggressive as some of the other Cichlids. Never had any excessive aggression problems with the Geophagus. I love their personalities.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:21 PM   #14
 
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That would probably do well actually. Small little fish may become food, but they're much more peaceful in comparison to other cichlids
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:36 PM   #15
 
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They are cute! I think those are the ones I saw at Petsmart. They look a little different than the ones I had in the past. They look cuter. My tanks are not ready for them yet, but I am thinking of maybe getting those kind instead of a pleco. I can look, but how big do those get?
Yea they're real cuties IMO, they get about 1.5"-2" so not real big guys; This is for your 55g? I'd get a group of 4, but I strongly recommend not to get them early on, let your tank establish few months before adding them, they don't do well at all in new set ups.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:39 PM   #16
 
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Yea they're real cuties IMO, they get about 1.5"-2" so not real big guys; This is for your 55g? I'd get a group of 4, but I strongly recommend not to get them early on, let your tank establish few months before adding them, they don't do well at all in new set ups.

Thanks, and yes, I will wait to for the 55 gallon to be good and ready. I love those guys! They are so cute that I would kiss them if I could.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:40 PM   #17
 
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Here is a cute picture of one:

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:42 PM   #18
 
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Heck for you 55g i'd get more then "only" 4 then
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