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Old 05-20-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
 
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Odd and Strange Fish to get

I bought a tank and set it up and all and im looking at filling it with strange and odd looking fish, any suggestions
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
 
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That would depend entirely on the size of the tank you got....
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
 
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That would depend entirely on the size of the tank you got....
size isnt a problem its a 2 ft tank but i want something up to 6 inch
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
 
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size isnt a problem its a 2 ft tank but i want something up to 6 inch
A 2 foot tank is too small for any fish attaining 6 inches, aside perhaps from a few quiet catfish.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
 
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I agree. Plus, what are your water parameters?
There are a few odd looking small fish out there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
 
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A 2 foot tank is too small for any fish attaining 6 inches, aside perhaps from a few quiet catfish.
+1 on that.

Putting a 6" fish into a 24" tank is like a person living in a walk-in closet.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
 
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parameters and that stuff dosnt matter i can change it quite easily but this is no help i just would like to hear a list of strange looking fish
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
 
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parameters and that stuff dosnt matter i can change it quite easily but this is no help i just would like to hear a list of strange looking fish
While I agree with you to a point that chemistry is generally not that important - stable water is better than perfect water so I would not use any products to alter the water chemistry unless your water is at an extreme. Even then, there are natural ways to do it.

Most strange looking fish require larger tanks to 48+". You could probably keep an afican butterfly. It's not an active fish - it sits around in a big tank just the same as a small tank IME. It is certainly an odd looking fish - it's closest relative is the arowana.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
 
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Yes, but if you want a variety, as you will with smaller fish, it's important to keep same parameter species together all the same. And keeping fish in improper conditions can lead to shortened lifespans.
Two interesting soft water species could be a school of hatchetfish and glass catfish.. along with a butterfly or two on top.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
 
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He asked for strange FISH. Not parameters, if you give him some ideas he can FIND OUT the parameters, I thought that would have been obvious guys.
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