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Old 08-08-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Best wet pet for 55g tank

What would be the best "wet pet" options for a 55 gallon tank?
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:11 PM   #2
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I don't fully know what "wet pet" could mean, but a semi-aquatic brackish mangrove tank with mollies, glass fish, and fiddler crabs would be cool.

Another option would be rainbowfish. As they're name suggests, many species are very bright and colourful. Examples are boesemani, praecox, turquoise, red Irian, Lake Tebera, parkinsoni, and aru.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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Best wet pet

You could do a lone Oscar

Jack Dempsey

Heavily planted with figure 8 puffers


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Old 08-08-2015, 03:41 PM   #4
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3-4 fancy goldfish.
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Me being me i say a pairof discus, fully planted, with a lil group of rams running around.

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I would do a Jack Dempsey cichlid. If you ask me a 12" Oscar would look cramped in a 55 lol. Or maybe 4-5 Figure 8 puffers. Or a giant group of dwarf puffers, like hitting the 25 puffer mark lol. Now that would be a sight!
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I would do a Jack Dempsey cichlid. If you ask me a 12" Oscar would look cramped in a 55 lol. Or maybe 4-5 Figure 8 puffers. Or a giant group of dwarf puffers, like hitting the 25 puffer mark lol. Now that would be a sight!

Oh boy that's a whole lotta snails!


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In my opinion, most Jack dempsey not wet pet material. Unless you get really lucky.

Your best bet, oscar, red devil, flowerhorn.

Whats your tank dimensions?

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In my opinion, most Jack dempsey not wet pet material. Unless you get really lucky.

Your best bet, oscar, red devil, flowerhorn.

Whats your tank dimensions?

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Aside from her being terrified of my hand, mine is pretty friendly. Cruises her tank like she owns it(which she does) and always getting at the front for more food.

But it just depends on their personality.


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If you can source one, I recommend a pumpkinseed sunfish. They stay smaller than most other species (10") and are incredibly friendly and personable (to people, not so much to other fish!) They're a lot like big cichlids but personally I've found them to be even more spunky and enjoyable as pets.
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