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Old 02-13-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Predator in a 75g?

Are there any predatory fish that can be housed in a 75g aquarium?

I'm thinking something that I could feed live fish- if such a beast exists for a 75.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:47 AM   #2
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Texas cichlid, red devil, oscar or a gar
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:54 AM   #3
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Texas cichlid, red devil, oscar or a gar
What kind of gar? I thought they got huge?
Any such thing as a tank mate in such a small home?

I don't really like Oscars, Cichlids in general. There's an adult Oscar that I could get with the tank, but it just doesn't interest me.
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Not an alligator gar lol

I was thinking of a needle nose gar if I remember correctly they get 12 inches but one would be ok in a 75g
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A needle nose gar is not really a gar but it's called a gar and yes I was right it gets 12inches and no he couldn't have a tank mate other than maybe another needle nose
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How about a sting ray like a tea cup sting ray they get around 12 inches as well but they are also predators eat small fish and shrimp
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Or even better a needle nose and a sting Ray one is a tip swimmer the other is a bottom swimmer. Btw I have had both of these
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I did some searching and I like the rocket gar better than the needlenose. Needlenose are more readily available in my area though.
Did you remove the barbs from your rays?
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I did some searching and I like the rocket gar better than the needlenose. Needlenose are more readily available in my area though.
Did you remove the barbs from your rays?

No i didn't I was just careful around him when cleaning and such if you do sting rays just remember you will need sand not gravel
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Please don't put a stingray in a 75. There is no such thing as a teacup stingray. It is a lfs term referring to a couple ray species. They're just juvenile rays an will still get quite massive. I'd say you want at least a 6x3 foot aquarium for a ray. The needle nose should be fine though
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