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post #1 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
What is your favourite freshwater fish?

Hey all, I just recently was given a 120 gallon tank. Now, I already have a 55 gal with piranha, so I figured i'd just make the 120 gal a big community tank. I definitely want to have a bala shark in there, and whatever is in my 20 gal will go in because im going to get rid of the 20 now. Which means 2 dojo loaches, a dwarf frog, a pleco, 2 zebra danios and a ghost shrimp will be added. I wanted to know what everyones favourite fish was so I can have some great ideas. Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 03:22 AM
My favorite fish is probably perch deep fried in a beer batter. Baked walleye stuffed with vegetables is pretty good too. I like the baked orange ruffe at Red Lobster when we go out to eat, but I usually get the Sampler Platter or all you can eat shrimp.

Catfish goujenettes are excellent if you like a spicier dish.

Oh, we are talking about aquariums. I guess I'm just hungry.

Celestial Pearl Danios are one of my favorite fish. But, they would be Bala food.
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post #3 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 04:44 AM
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:D Always loved the lepoard gourami . Second choice would be Discus.

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post #4 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 10:03 AM
My favorite would have to be Sterbai Corydoras. They are the funnest things to watch and are like little comdeians. I also love the Sterbai's color patterns.

The Bala will get pretty large in a 120 g. Watch out for smaller fish getting eaten. It may be a good idea to remove the Balas for a more community-like tank. How about some Cardinal Tetras, 2 schools of Corydoras, some amano shrimp, etc?
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post #5 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 11:27 AM
1077 and Garrity, I think he was talking about fiosh that wouldbe compatible with his present fish.
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post #6 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 11:36 AM
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Herefishy, You are probably right but they didn't say compatible just favourite now didn't they?

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post #7 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
It doesn't necessarily matter if they're compatible with my present fish or not. I know there's a chance that a Bala could eventually eat the smaller ones, like the ghost shrimp, or dwarf frog. I just like to hear new ideas from everyone.

I actually had some pepper corydoras in my 20 gal, until the tank came down with a bad case of the ich (?) or however you spell it. I lost a bunch of fish when the tank got hit, I actually at the time had no idea what the disease was. I lost a betta, 2 angelfish, a pepper corydora and even a pleco :(

I was thinking about adding a couple corydora's because they are so lively. I've never heard of amano shrimp ill have to look that up. I think the only shrimp i've seen around here at the LPS is rock shrimp and ghost shrimp. I'd love to put my crayfish in there, he's in my feeder tank right now, but I know he'd just uproot every plant and bother the other tankmates, eventually eating them. I had him in my community tank for a bit, until I caught him chasing all of the other fish, and once he had my gold mystery snail in his claws, over his head shaking him as hard as he could, then he threw him to the other side of the tank lol.
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post #8 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 12:27 PM
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I have a lot of favorites but some are Severums, Angelfish, Boesemani Rainbows. Congo Tetras are fast becoming a favorite also. I also love the Sterbai cories. And the Schwartzi cories with their black bandit masks are just too cute!

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post #9 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 12:32 PM
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Red Tailed Black Shark

Beautiful shape and wonderful coloration.

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post #10 of 25 Old 06-24-2008, 12:58 PM
German Blue Rams and cories.
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