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post #1 of 5 Old 07-28-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question Big fish, big personality?

Is there a fairly large fish with a ton of personality I could keep in a 30 gallon tall tank? I am open to ANY suggestions.

10 gallon (Aquarius the betta)
30 gallon tall (currently in progress) 4 black skirt tetras.
55 gallon planted: 4 Three Spot Gourami, 4 young Angelfish, 5 young clown loaches. (don't worry, they are getting a larger tank), 1 bristlenose pleco, 3 otto cats, 4 guppies, & 1 corydora.

Jack (the bunny). Sakura, Mouse, Wookie (the guinea pigs).

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-28-2010, 11:56 PM
parrot mixed flower horn hybrid =) they dont get too large and are ok alone or in a group

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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post #3 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 02:50 AM
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Brichardi Cichlid could work if your water suits them.Keyhole Cichlids are another relatively small cichlid that might work as well if cichlids interest you.
Relatively larger fish are best kept in larger tanks with their long term health in mind. Too large of fish in smaller tank can lead to stunted growth and health issues.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 07:07 AM
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I don't know how large of a fish you are thinking of but I think one Gourami would be nice. I had one that was around 4 inches long and quite beautiful. The one I have now isn't full grown yet but has the sweetest personality. He is always watching everything I do and such a curious fish. Just a lot of fun to watch. Do you have live plants in your tank?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 08:43 PM
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I have kept some rainbow cichlids, Herotilapia multispinosa, in a tank that size but they would be best with no other fish in a small tank like that. If you want to place them with other fish, you will need more room. This is a picture of some of mine in a large tank.
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