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Old 02-28-2007, 04:01 PM   #11
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Well, if you have a 4x2x2 tank and you want to dabble in FW (I'm taking it you're a salty? :P) then you could have an absolutely amazing African cichlid tank, or something of that order! You could probably even go for a dual species tank of mbuna with that size
I got the tank originally to have cichlids but decided to go salt.

I am going to be focusing majority of my attention on my reef tank so I'd prefer to just have 1-2 unique creatures in FW tank that are easy to take care of (was gonna try a community at first but decided I might like to have just 1 ray or something).

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Old 02-28-2007, 04:20 PM   #12
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Well, a 4x2x2 would make a lovely home for a green spotted puffer if you were after an 'oddball' fish, but the problem is they need marine conditions later on in life too though if you're a salty already the upside is you'd know what you were doing! The downside is you sound like you wanted an FW tank

I wish I could have suggested a single mbu puffer, since its FW and fits the bill of "1-2 unique creatures", but again the tank would need to be just that teeny bit bigger (5x3x3 recommended)

Another option is a brackish environment with some monos or something and perhaps a couple of figure eight puffers? Only going on what I like here tho :P

I'm sure there's lots of other oddballs out there though that might be fitting and that other people know about: I hope they post here to help out with ideas. A tank of that size is a perfect fit for lots of fish I'm certain.

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The Puffer Forum: http://www.thepufferforum.com | The Cichlid Forum: http://www.cichlid-forum.com | Cichlid Room Companion Forum: http://www.cichlidae.com | Planet Catfish: http://www.planetcatfish.com | PlecoFanatics: http://www.plecofanatics.com | Gobioid Research Institite: http://www.gobiidae.com | Fishbase.org: http://www.fishbase.org
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I hear they get huge and require extremely clean water, and sometimes picky eaters. I've only seen 1 freshwater stingray at my lfs and that was a year or so ago
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:04 PM   #14
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are you sure about argonite, it will raise the pH

stingrays, even if they are only 10" in diameter, are also an extra 10" long with a tail

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ray, sting

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