06-30-2010, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sidneymysnake
Blood parrots are out of the question. I dislike them for many reasons. I rather never even see another oscar. I have bred them in the past and dealt with their messes and I don't really want to go back to that. I may consider sevrums again. I guess I should have noted that I don't like the parrots and the oscars, that was my mistake.
My senegal birchir is holding at about 8 inches. He was kept in a 29 gallon tank for about 2 years of his life. I found him on craigslist because he was eating the guys fish and the guy was mad so I took him. I have had him for about 5 years now and he's has maybe grown an inch. So I'm not worried about him growing and eating other fish. He much rather stick to shrimp and platties that I feed him from a pair of tongs, he has no interest in anything he can't easily catch.
I live in SW FL and being that I can go into a canal and catch wild plecos all day, I'm sure the ones in my pond will be fine. All 3 of the plecos that I have are from peoples tanks when they outgrow them and the people don't have anywhere else to take them. The 'pond' they are in at the moment is just a temporary fix until my house sells. At the new house I am actually going to build a pond, or if it has an in ground pool (as many houses here do), depending on its size I may consider turning that into a pond. But that is a farfetched dream until I can convince my hubby that it's necessary.
Thank you for your suggestions, more are welcome.
For 90 gallons, perhaps synodontis angelicus or multipuctatus, maybe larger specimens of blue acara,firemouth,polleni cichlid,and or some of the larger barbs.?Maybe large congo tetras as well?
Problem is finding specimens large enough not to draw interest from the bichir.