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Old 02-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Predatory 90 gallon freshwater

My situation is that I have a new 90 gal aquarium no idea how start to make it a predatory tank so all I need is a fish list. Ps may go with Gar
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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I would recommend using monsterfishkeepers.com. Just like you I'm starting a predatory tank and they've been very helpful.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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90 is to small for a gar, any of them. As far as P's. you could house 3-4 of them for life. Or one rhom for at least a while. After a foot long they could use a 6' tank.
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90 is to small for a gar, any of them. As far as P's. you could house 3-4 of them for life. Or one rhom for at least a while. After a foot long they could use a 6' tank.
As above, no gars in a 90G.
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90 is to small for a gar, any of them. As far as P's. you could house 3-4 of them for life. Or one rhom for at least a while. After a foot long they could use a 6' tank.
Just out of curiosity.. What would you need to have for a gar?
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A tank over 3' deep and 8' long. They reach 20+ inches. And that's the smaller of them. The Florida/spotted being one of the smallest.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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Yea I just went tosome sites that had them for sale,... Max size: 3'
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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Well depends what u consider predatory fish because angelfish will eat smaller fish.
But look on here might give u some Ideas The End-All Mini Monster Thread
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Esox americanus americanus, Esox vermiculatus, or Ctenolucius Hujeta would be my top 3 choices for a predatory fish in that sized tank.
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For the bottom strata of the tank, I have always been partial to the Polypterus species. A very striking species (if you can find one with more distinct bars) is Polypterus Delhezi.
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Well depends what u consider predatory fish because angelfish will eat smaller fish.
But look on here might give u some Ideas The End-All Mini Monster Thread
Was a pretty cool read. Thanks. All though l thought about 25% were actually "mini monsters".

Tiger barbs and gaurami's made me laugh.
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Haha ya some I wouldnt really consider monsters.The betta was my fav and the giant danio to.
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Some of my top choices would be, barred Midas, RTM, jaguar cichlid, polys, exo/Columbia tetras, gulper cat, elongated piranha, black rhom, small rbp shoal, red wolf fish.

These are some of my favorite predatory fish. To name a few.
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The gulper catfish and Frogmouth catfish were my 2 fav on the list never kept either one but I am really thinking about setting up a tank for a gulper.Although I have never seen on for sale before I have read they can be pretty expensive but think it would be totally worth it for such a cool fish.
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The gulper catfish and Frogmouth catfish were my 2 fav on the list never kept either one but I am really thinking about setting up a tank for a gulper.Although I have never seen on for sale before I have read they can be pretty expensive but think it would be totally worth it for such a cool fish.
They are very expensive. Cheapest I've seen them go for was $125. I too had aspirations of keeping it. Such an awesome fish
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