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Old 09-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys I might be getting a 220 gallon tank and haven't decided on fish yet. I want bigger fish that will do well in a semi-aggressive tank. This all I know that I want for sure.
1 Silver Arowana
1 Common Pleco

Any ideas? I'm open to just about anything that can live with an Arow.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Get bichirs they are awesome and extremely easy to keep. Oscars are another sweet choice that will get along with the aro.
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Get bichirs they are awesome and extremely easy to keep. Oscars are another sweet choice that will get along with the aro.
You can have a potential problem with Plecos and Polypterus as sometime Plecos can latch onto them and stress them to the point of infection and death.

Again, that is just a potential risk. I've heard some accounts on Pleco attacks and Pleco leaving them alone.

But I do agree that Bichirs are a great choice. You can do even larger species like Ornate, Endelicheri, or other lower jaw species. (Ornate is an upper jaw species just to let you know)
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Yeah I have a Bichir right now in my 150.
1 Arow
1 Bichir
1Pleco
1 Oscar
1 Clown Knife
Anything else? I like Pacus but I don't know if the tank is big enough. Any Cat fish ideas??
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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Clown knife??? I'm not sure about if they'll fit I just think their cool!(:
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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You can have a potential problem with Plecos and Polypterus as sometime Plecos can latch onto them and stress them to the point of infection and death.

Again, that is just a potential risk. I've heard some accounts on Pleco attacks and Pleco leaving them alone.

But I do agree that Bichirs are a great choice. You can do even larger species like Ornate, Endelicheri, or other upper jaw species. (Ornate is a lower jaw species just to let you know)
My plecos get a long fine with my Bichir. Is a Dinosaur Bichir a larger one??
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Ghost knife fish maybe ?
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Clown knife??? I'm not sure about if they'll fit I just think their cool!(:
Oh yeah I love those I think 180 g is minimum so I think they'll fit.
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Ghost knife fish maybe ?
Would a Clown and Ghost get a long?
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Would a Clown and Ghost get a long?
I'm not sure. Ill look it up
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I think both are really cool. Could a Pacu fit in a 220??
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My plecos get a long fine with my Bichir. Is a Dinosaur Bichir a larger one??
Actually the Dinosaur Bichir (Polypterus Senegalus) is among the smallest Bichir (alongside P. Palmas Palmas and P. Palmas Polli). All three of those max out at around 8-10 inches long in the aquaria (or so has been my experience with my 2 P. Senegalus).

P. Ornatapinnis (Ornate Bichir) is a beautiful species and gets to be around 18-24 inches long and pretty thick also. P. Delhezi gets about 16-18 inches long. That concludes most readily available species (also, all mentioned so far are upper jaw species).

P. Endelicheri gets to be massive at 24+ inches. It's really one of the few lower jaw species you can find.

Anything you need about Polypterus, I'm your guy have a passion for them although sadly I don't have a tank for them at this time
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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Actually the Dinosaur Bichir (Polypterus Senegalus) is among the smallest Bichir (alongside P. Palmas Palmas and P. Palmas Polli). All three of those max out at around 8-10 inches long in the aquaria (or so has been my experience with my 2 P. Senegalus).

P. Ornatapinnis (Ornate Bichir) is a beautiful species and gets to be around 18-24 inches long and pretty thick also. P. Delhezi gets about 16-18 inches long. That concludes most readily available species (also, all mentioned so far are upper jaw species).

P. Endelicheri gets to be massive at 24+ inches. It's really one of the few lower jaw species you can find.

Anything you need about Polypterus, I'm your guy have a passion for them although sadly I don't have a tank for them at this time
Ok thanks! I might have to stick to the Dinosaurs due to cost :/ but we'll see if i even get the tank and how much $$ I have left.
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Are senegals and dinosaurs the same thing?
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They get to be 40" max
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Are senegals and dinosaurs the same thing?
Senegalus is the scientific name. Common names are Senegal Bichir, Dinosaur Bichir, Dinosaur Eel. Although I hate that last one -_-
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I think both are really cool. Could a Pacu fit in a 220??
Maybe. But you would have no room for anything else...at all
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What about a Red Tail Catfish?
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What about a Red Tail Catfish?
No thats a 4 foot fish....
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What's a good catfish then??
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