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Old 06-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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is there any other fish family like cichlids?

I have a buttload of cichlid and maybe want to try other type of aggressive fish... a family of fish as aggressive and diverse?
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As diverse? No. As aggressive, well depends on what species you're talking about...some cichlids are incredibly peaceful, some are homicidal maniacs.

Sunfish from North America (like bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, etc,) are very territorial, and a large native US tank can look very cool, if done correctly
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Piranha?
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The next group of fish in my mind are the characins. This is all your tetras including all the species of pirahna
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What kind of small (less than a foot) sunfish exist?
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What kind of small (less than a foot) sunfish exist?
If memory serves most stay under a foot.
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What fish do you recommend? Do most fish stores carry sunfish?
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What fish do you recommend? Do most fish stores carry sunfish?
They're not common in stores, but I'm sure pond stockers carry them
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What fish do you recommend? Do most fish stores carry sunfish?
They are not but I do see allot of varieties for sale on aquabid. I know Jettajockey also collects some of them.
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Banded sunfish only get 3-4 inches


Most are gonna hit the 9-10" mark, but require larger ham expected tank for multiple individuals. They are quite territorial, generally speaking, especially when spawning. Many species create large "bowers" (for lack of a better term), basically large nests
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