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Old 05-08-2014, 02:16 AM   #1
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I just set up a 55 gallon freshwater tank with seeded filtration and gravel .. I wanted to stock it around my elephant nose fish and tire track eel . I was wondering what you guys thought I should add to this tank.. Personally I was thinking a school of panda cories and maybe a school of some kind of tetras .. I would love to know your suggestions
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:45 AM   #2
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Hi, I've successfully kept my elephant nose for over two years and have found they only do well in species only tanks. I started out with other fish with him and when he matured he became aggressive to everything, i rehomed a full community. When I bought him i was prepared for this to happen as i knew this was going to be a one fish one tank scenario. Mine won't even accept large snails which he end's up killing.

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Yeah I've noticed my snail infestation problem has gone done significantly lol.. Have you had any experience in keeping 3 or more elephant nose fish ? My elephant nose is still only about 6 inches and he's not very aggressive yet but I would assume he will
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Yep I've kept more than him together and it didn't work. A 55 is only big enough for one, mine is nearly 9 inches and has a 3 inch depth so I'm thinking of upgrading his tank soon as he's going to need it.

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I appreciate the honesty looks like the lfs sold me a tank buster.. It is a very cool looking fish but i need to reconsider his habitat
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I appreciate the honesty looks like the lfs sold me a tank buster.. It is a very cool looking fish but i need to reconsider his habitat
I'm not being mean i think highly off the species and just wish the lfs were more educated on them. All the best with your tank

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