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Old 08-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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I got a 46 gallon bow front. Emperor 400 filter on it. Can I do a Bicher or knife fish in there? Along with some other slightly smaller oddball tank mates?
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I got a 46 gallon bow front. Emperor 400 filter on it. Can I do a Bicher or knife fish in there? Along with some other slightly smaller oddball tank mates?
You most certainly can't do a knife fish.
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Any recommendations on other oddball stock?

Or should I do something completely different?
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Any recommendations on other oddball stock?

Or should I do something completely different?
Oddballs are incredibly difficult to do because their rarity is often as a result of not being suited to common aquarium trade.

I'd investigate the birchir and maybe a leaf fish is the best I can offer sorry.
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African butterfly fish would be nice
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I agree or a banjo catfish or royal farlowella catfish
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Leopard ctenopoma's are one of my favs.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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What about a few red tail tin foil barbs?
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Never mind. They grow 15"+
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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An amazon puffer would be a good one if you can find one.
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Is there an fairly easy to find puffer? That can live in 100% freshwater?
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Is there an fairly easy to find puffer? That can live in 100% freshwater?
dwarf puffers, but they are extremely aggressive and do best in species only tanks
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What if I did killifish? Their somewhat oddball
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What if I did killifish? Their somewhat oddball
Killifish can be aggressive, like green wonder killis have actually killed my guppies and mollies before. But gambusia affinis killis have only hurt my really long finned fishes like male guppies or lyre tail mollies and angels. So just be aware and research the type of killifish you get. There are plenty of peaceful killifish but usually they only live a year or two
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Killifish can be aggressive, like green wonder killis have actually killed my guppies and mollies before. But gambusia affinis killis have only hurt my really long finned fishes like male guppies or lyre tail mollies and angels. So just be aware and research the type of killifish you get. There are plenty of peaceful killifish but usually they only live a year or two
Ok thanks! How many killi can I keep in a 46? I will try breeding them in the future.
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What about 2 trios of golden wonder killies.
3 honey/sunset gourami
a peacock eel
And corys
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Ok thanks! How many killi can I keep in a 46? I will try breeding them in the future.
Well that depends on the type of killi and what you plan to have as tank mates. As far as I know if your just keeping killis and your using a smaller species you could probably have 1 per every 5 gallons or so but I don't know what type of 46 gallon or any of that so just do some research on them. I don't know how to breed them either. If they don't guard they're eggs I would assume a small colony or just a pair would work better than a whole school unless they're live bearers
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