I am planning on purchasing a 46g bowfront tank within the next few weeks. Was planning on upgrading from my 20 gallon, but want more interesting fish than my freshwater community. Then I considered a marine tank, but I simply can't afford it; not to mention all the saltwater fish I love require huge tanks (I will be short on space for the next 2-3 years). So now I am thinking about brackish, and had a few questions.
- I was wondering, would I need any extra equipment compared to a freshwater tank to set up a brackish tank than the usual filter, heater, powerheads etc.?
- Would archer fish be compatible with a Figure 8 puffer? (they are housed together at the local (very reputable) LFS
, so I'm assuming they would be okay).
- Would young archerfish be okay for a year or two in a 46g tank? I know they will outgrow it eventually, but I hear they grow fairly slowly.
- How hard are archers to feed, really? Would freeze dried insects be a suitable diet?
Any input is appreciated,