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Old 05-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #21
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May i ask what happened to them?
Haha it's a real shock
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:22 PM   #22
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Ummm they died from a water change thanks guys
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #23
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Ummm they died from a water change thanks guys
Like a sudden ph swing?
I had that happen last week :-(
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #24
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Even the smallest gar reaches 18" need at least a 180 to keep one. Which would be the FL./spotted gar.

Again a 55 is only 12" deep so almost everything you have mentioned gets far to big for that tank.
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If u want a knife, look up the brown African knife fish, not black.
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If u want a knife, look up the brown African knife fish, not black.
+1 ABK

They reach 8-9" and are just as predatory. Mine is always out and about. Getting nipped on by my cons for trying to snack on eggs/fry.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #27
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Lol that's cool I've actually been wanting a freshwater barracuda and I've seen brown African knives and my 55 is much deeper than 12 " I think it's 19" but it's also wide and tall but I might be getting the measurements mixed up...
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:39 PM   #28
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And cactus what kind of plant is that in your picture
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #29
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Lol that's cool I've actually been wanting a freshwater barracuda and I've seen brown African knives and my 55 is much deeper than 12 " I think it's 19" but it's also wide and tall but I might be getting the measurements mixed up...
Post the dimensions. It makes a big difference.

Regardless a clown knife and gar wouldn't work. They need minimum of 180-300g 6-7' long tanks. By 2'.
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And cactus what kind of plant is that in your picture
An anubias planted on driftwood, and I think the other stem plant is blue stricta. But that's an old shot, so I don't really remember. I don't use stem plant anymore.
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I think this is the original photo:



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There's some java fern and wisteria in there too.
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Lol that's cool I've actually been wanting a freshwater barracuda and I've seen brown African knives and my 55 is much deeper than 12 " I think it's 19" but it's also wide and tall but I might be getting the measurements mixed up...
55's are 12.5" wide, 75's are 18" wide. You are also posting a lot of bad information. I'd be careful what you claim to be a fact about certain fish, someone could read a post and assume it is correct.

If you want a small predatory fish that looks like a gar go with a Hujeta.
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Ok I really like that plant I have a water Lilly and some other plants and ill have to measure again
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I'll have to look that fish up it has a kewl name XD and don't believe anything I say I'm 16 and don't know a lot
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Hujeta's are known as Rocker Gar's, FW baracuda's, etc.. They school but I've kept them individually. You can get them on pellets but they prefer feeders.
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Ok good I like feeding fish other fish I like to watch the different tactics each one uses to catch its prey it quite interesting
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And what's the fish in your picture
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It says the hujeta gets to be 12" in the aquarium is that correct
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55's are 12.5" wide, 75's are 18" wide. You are also posting a lot of bad information. I'd be careful what you claim to be a fact about certain fish, someone could read a post and assume it is correct.

If you want a small predatory fish that looks like a gar go with a Hujeta.
Pretty sure he mistook my 12" deep comment as in actual depth of the water haha.

But yeah. I still think a 4' tank is to short for them speedy lil gars/gar like fish.

Specially seeing how he seems adamant on feeding live feeders. I can't count how many posts I have read over the years about people's fish harming themselves (breaking spines and such or scrapes/cuts on ornaments/equipment) smacking the sides of tanks chasing feeders.
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That's why I like knives they're very slender and quick
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