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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Predator Possibilities

Hey everyone! I just finished re doing my 55 gallon tank and was thinking of doing African Cichlids, but I saw this forum and was reading a little on predators and was curious if there were any good predator combinations for a 55 gallon 4' long tank. If I can find a good combination I would like to switch my idea from the mbuna I plan on getting to something fierce that I maybe able to hand feed and have more interaction.
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Re: Predator Possibilities

I'd recommend a senegal Bicher.
Any of the polypterus family would be good predator fish, but the senegal will only reach 12 to 14 inches and should be fine in that tank.

I have two.
The Polypterus Senegalus, and Polypterus Endilicheri.
The endi will get much bigger.

My senegal eats right from my fingers and is very active, swimming all over the tank.

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Re: Predator Possibilities

I second the sen. Also Delhizi would work in that size tank as well. More of a pattern on them compared to the Sen.
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Re: Predator Possibilities

Oscars are awesome and mine used to jump out of the water and eat worms from my hand!

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