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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

I have never had a Texas cichlid so can't say(I think they're pretty tough?).
I like the rest of your list quite a bit.
The severums are a good looking fish.Zwanged has a couple in his 180g I think?His are super nice looking.
I love clown loaches so......
Save your money on more balas(they get pretty big I believe and 3 is FINE),and get at least 8-12 clown loaches!They will love the caves and provide YEARS of pleasure(mine are over 10 years old mostly!).
If you really want a "shark" like fish check out Roseline Sharks!They are great schoolers get to about 6" in big tanks and look great.Did I mention they are peaceful?
They prefer schools of over 6 also!
I have 11 clown loaches and 12 roselines in my 180g.They make my tank!



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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

why dont you tell him the common price tag on ONE of them roselines sharks Tom?lets bust out some pop corn to eat while we watch his reaction when he sees the price.HAHA!!

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why dont you tell him the common price tag on ONE of them roselines sharks Tom?lets bust out some pop corn to eat while we watch his reaction when he sees the price.HAHA!!
I got most of mine from PETSMART on sale for $5.99!
I have never bought any other fish from PS but after paying $25+each at local LFS I have no problem giving PS a shot!
They were 1-1 1/2 inches and lacking color when purchased, but are beautiful now!
I also believe due to incredibly low price they are bred as oppossed to wild.
Only a couple years ago they were all wild caught.
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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

I forgot to add the Denisoni barbs to the list actually! I can get them cheap big b since my parent own a fish store lmao. Also, I'm female.

The texas cichlid at our shop is really placid so if I take him home, I'm hoping he'll stay that way. (doubt it haha)
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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

Couldn't you always return whoever to the shop if your parents own it?
I would try all sorts of stuff if I had this oppurtunity(and a big tank!).
A fisheads "catch and release" dream?



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Yes, I could. It's more the issue of me getting too attached haha.

Would Denisonis and Balas get along alright with cichlids? I guess if they're fast enough, but I'd be concerned that the Denisonis would be too small to start with, or would 6cm be okay?
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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

the denisons are really peaceful and may not like stress of any other aggressive fish.In a big tank they should grow quick.
If the balas are conspecific there may be an issue since they are shaped the same,but I have never owned balas.The Denisons can be very fast but also love to lounge around if the setting is right("parking" so to speak!).



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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

The two most predatory fish I know and like are:
Coralbandit when someone says there is no need to change water in an aquarium
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Susankat when someone says catfish are boring and ugly.
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Haha! I always have to try to not get angry when working at the fish store but it's hard when people come in asking why their 11 goldfishautolinker.com autolinking image in a 50 litre tank are dying after 7 months of no waterchange!

But anyway, I'm actually thinking of some larger corys. The name of them escapes me right now but I'll try to remember. XD
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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

The larger cory species are Brochis Splendens, a sub species often sold as emerald corys
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I got most of mine from PETSMART on sale for $5.99!
I have never bought any other fish from PS but after paying $25+each at local LFS I have no problem giving PS a shot!
They were 1-1 1/2 inches and lacking color when purchased, but are beautiful now!
I also believe due to incredibly low price they are bred as oppossed to wild.
Only a couple years ago they were all wild caught.
Brian.......You so wish you had a BIG TANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
.........you always gotta ruin my fun dont you?lol

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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

This is going to sound weird, but my favorite predatory fish was one I bought from the local bait shop: $2.50 for a live American Eel: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ec...l/Anros_u2.jpg I can't seem to keep shiners in the tank, but they are normally wild caught (so you will want to quarantine it/them for a little while to make sure no parasites, diseases, etc). These are freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image and/or brackish water fish, and mine has grown another 2-3 inches since I got him in May. I've been feeding him worms, shrimp, and whatever other bait fish I happen to catch. Mine leaves the plants in my tank alone, though he does rearrange all the small Star Wars figures because they aren't heavy enough (plastic that barely sinks).
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The two most predatory fish I know and like are:
Coralbandit when someone says there is no need to change water in an aquarium
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Susankat when someone says catfish are boring and ugly.
Hmm I wonder.....
@coralbandit, There is no need to change water in an aquarium
@susankat, catfish are boring and ugly

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Hmm I wonder.....
@coralbandit, There is no need to change water in an aquarium
@susankat, catfish are boring and ugly
I disagree. Catfish (at least when young and schooling) are quite entertaining. I have a 55 gallon with a lot of baby fry that I'm growing until they are big enough to not get eaten by the turtles in the pond, and they are fun to watch.
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Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

I actually think catfish are very cool and I have to say that water changes are NECESSARY for a proper fish tank. I just wanted to see what susankat and coralbandit would say if I said those things that they supposedly get vicious about.

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