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Old 09-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Predator Tank

I am just about to finish my 125 community tank. Angels/Raphaels/pleco/pecalita/BGR/dwarf-powder gourami's/ hujeta gars.

And as you all know, there is no way I can have just ONE tank, and being the super tough macho man type, I am looking into a predator tank. Being that I am a college student, I am looking into something cheap(er)

From what I have heard Red Wolf Fish and Birchirs are a good combo and can be kept in relativly small and simple tanks, and feed off of night crawlers and such. I am also willingt o get ahold of a 10 gallon feeder tank, I know of plenty of those I can have a feeder tank set up quickly.

That being said, I am wondering what kind of fish I would be able to easily maintain that are predators. I don't really have much space, so I am not looking for a large or expensive set up. If anyone has any advice as to other predators that are inexpensive and dont need a large tank, thanks in advance
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cant go wrong with a single guapote. id suggst a jaguar or dovii, but RTM and freddies are nice too.
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I am looking for something bright and flashy too. Cichlids are great, but I never really got into them. I am not sure why.
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You can go brackish and try gar?
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I know this is a dumb question, but what different kinds of Gar are there?
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What size tank are you planning on putting these fish in? Am i misunderstanding? I was under the impression that you were just wanting to set up a 10g...
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No, I want a larger tank than 10g. but not too big, I want it to be a centerpiece for my bedroom perhaps. I suggested a 10g for a feeder breeder, so my predator can have it's corresponding prey. I am obsessed with bowfronts, I am thinking about getting a smaller one, maybe 16 gallon?
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the size of your tank will almost singlehandedly determine what you can keep in it.
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a tank that small, youre going to be very limited on what you can get
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