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post #1 of 5 Old 05-03-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Best ideas for an interesting & aggressive fish?

Hi,

This is my 1st post, so sorry if its in the wrong spot!

I am getting either a 26 or 45 gal tank and would like some ideas of cool fish to put in it! I am experienced in fish-keeping, but not a pro. I would like a fish that is ....

1. Good looking
2. Interesting to watch
3. Aggressive (will eat feeder goldfish!)
4. Sociable (I'd like to have other fish too ... I know that jives against #3 above)

I was thinking of piranhas but have heard some (-) things about them. Does anyone know of a perfect fish for me? Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-03-2012, 09:20 PM
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You might be able to do a trio of gulper catfish. They can eat fish up to twice their size, but usually do fine together.
I'm not sure of how big a tank they need, they get to about 9.5 inches.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-03-2012, 09:31 PM
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In a tank of that size, you aren't going to be able to get much. Most of the fish that fit your criteria are cichlids needing 75+ gal tanks like oscar. Piranha actually need rather large tanks as they are a large schooling fish.

You could try a puffer fish tank. I don't know much about their upkeep, but they are certainly not something you see every day. They don't eat feeder goldfish (in fact most goldfish could eat them) but they are voracious hunters of snails.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-03-2012, 09:50 PM
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Piranha are also banned in a lot of states in the USA and best avoided

Agree that there is not a lot of large fish that you would be able to put in that tank.

Exodon Paradoxus or bucktooth tetra may work but they require a group of 6 and will eat almost anything else if given the chance...they are sort of mini piranhas.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-05-2012, 12:14 PM
get a 55 and do chilids =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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