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fono15200 10-28-2010 05:11 PM

So I have gotten my hands on a 1000 gallon tank, and the fish that has caught my eye is the Arapima. State law in Texas is that A Arapima is legal, while Arapima Gigas is not..can someone tell me the differance. Also where I can obtain one..legally..

jeaninel 10-28-2010 05:54 PM

A true monster fish! At 6 ft potential length even a 1000 gallon may not be enough. You can try There's a photo of one in a 5000 gallon tank and it still makes the tank look too small.

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 10-28-2010 07:28 PM

I believe arapaima and arapaima gigas is the same thing. arapaoma gigas is just the scientific name.

You could put a couple arowanas and peacock bass in there. Maybe some rays if you want.

Romad 10-28-2010 08:29 PM

OMG 1000 gallons! I'm wiping the drool off of my keyboard.

You must post pics. when you have it up and running.

fono15200 10-29-2010 08:47 PM

Wont be until I get a fish decided, lol..I already have arrowana, oscar, now jack dempseys, and Frontosa..I thought about rays, but i heard they are extremely hard to take care of and know nothing about looking for something new..i personally like fish that can bite off a finger, haha

jeaninel 10-30-2010 04:18 AM

How about a Dovii?

fono15200 10-30-2010 04:21 PM

Never heard of it..Ill look it up

thefishboy 10-30-2010 04:23 PM

wow 1000g omg where u gunna put it!!

fono15200 10-31-2010 01:38 PM

In my living room, lol..that way everyone can see it..So I looked up that fish, and its a no go..I dont want 1000 gallons for one fish, haha..any other ideas?

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 10-31-2010 08:44 PM

You could do a Red Tail Catfish. They are know to form a personality with the owner and be quite active catfish. you could also do alligator gar. Maybe even Giant Snakehead depending on where you live

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