- - Surface dwelling fish
|wumpus ||10-10-2009 12:20 PM |
Surface dwelling fish
I need good ideas on what some nice looking top dwelling fish are. I just finished cycling a 55 gallon tank and it has three Bala Sharks and and big african dwarf frog. So any suggestions are helpful. Thanks
|kelly528 ||10-11-2009 05:01 PM |
Ditch the bala sharks unless you are getting a 100-150 gallon tank in the next 2 months. They will grow past 1 foot in length.
By large african dwarf frog, do you mean african clawed frog?
Common surface dwellers include labyrinth fish such as gouramis and betta species.
|wumpus ||10-11-2009 08:17 PM |
Thanks for the help. Are you sure about the bala sharks? I was told that they'd grow no more than 10". I'm not sure about the frog I got it from a neighbor who couldnt take care of it.
|fighttest ||10-11-2009 08:28 PM |
silver hatchet fish look nice they stay just under the surface all of the time
|JohnnyD44 ||10-11-2009 08:52 PM |
i agree about the sharks too, they'll grow too large for a 55G
|willieturnip ||10-12-2009 09:06 AM |
Bala/Silver sharks have been known to get to 16 inches, but this is VERY rare. Expect a foot.
|kelly528 ||10-12-2009 11:35 AM |
Yupp. While I was checking my facts for you I came across a story of someone who was looking for a 200g because her balas (who get very skittish in groups of 3 or less) would literally bolt and smack into the walls of the tank or even jump up and hit the lid when she approached the tank!
|wumpus ||10-12-2009 06:49 PM |
O wow I guess I'll have to change something then.
|teddyzaper ||10-16-2009 07:23 PM |
if u are to get a bigger tank u could get some needle fish. im not really sure about them or really anything but they are skinny and cool and live most their lives on the surface
|aunt kymmie ||10-16-2009 10:03 PM |
African Butterfly Fish?
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