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Old 05-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Oddball fish for 70 gallon

Ok so i was wondering if there were any oddballs for a 70?



I was really looking into a BGK fish


I am also moving in green phantom pleco so i think eels are out of the mix


Maybe some sort of african fish would be nice?
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Elephant-Nosed Fish are odballs and they can reach up to 25cm and would be fine in that size of an aquarium! Whether a BGKF would be okay in there is debatable, but personally, I would say not for its full life, no.
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Ok so i was wondering if there were any oddballs for a 70?

I was really looking into a BGK fish

I am also moving in green phantom pleco so i think eels are out of the mix

Maybe some sort of african fish would be nice?
Do u want fish that r aggressive or semi-aggressive ?
Some cichlids would be cool but they aren't considered oddball fish.
If u order fish online, go to petsolutions or live aquaria. They have many oddball fish.
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Elephant-Nosed Fish are odballs and they can reach up to 25cm and would be fine in that size of an aquarium! Whether a BGKF would be okay in there is debatable, but personally, I would say not for its full life, no.
They r oddballs but they r also hard to keep as they have sensitive skin and can easily get hurt. They also can only be ordered online and prefer to be in groups.
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One of the African aggressive fish I love is African butterfly fish. It might/might not be an oddball.
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Red Wolf fish would be good. Just don't keep him with fish that will fit in his mouth. Here is my old guy.

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If you are into knife fish, the bgk gets to large for the tank in question long term. However a African Brown Knife is a great alternate. I also think they are more active than a bgk.

A Senegal bichir is another great option, or even a tire track eel.

If you would give more info on the actually type of tank you want this to be ex. Predatory or community. I could give better opinions.
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If you are into knife fish, the bgk gets to large for the tank in question long term. However a African Brown Knife is a great alternate. I also think they are more active than a bgk.

A Senegal bichir is another great option, or even a tire track eel.

If you would give more info on the actually type of tank you want this to be ex. Predatory or community. I could give better opinions.
Tire track eels get over 3 feet long.. A zigzag or peacock would be a better option.
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"They r oddballs but they r also hard to keep as they have sensitive skin and can easily get hurt. They also can only be ordered online and prefer to be in groups."

Oh really, I never knew that! I've had one for the past few months as well and I haven't seen it get hurt despite the fact that it goes about like a ninja lol!

"One of the African aggressive fish I love is African butterfly fish. It might/might not be an oddball."

Yeah, African Butterfly Fish are great (although they aren't odballs). I've got one of them too lol. And they're okay with elephant-nosed fish too, so keeping them both together is a great idea!

"However a African Brown Knife is a great alternate. I also think they are more active than a bgk."

Yeah, I agree! Not sure about what is most active though, my BGKF is amazingly active!

"A Senegal bichir is another great option, or even a tire track eel."

I don't know about a tire track eel - I have a zig-zag eel (which is very similar to a tire track eel in type) and it has eaten quite a few of my fish, and although my eel seems to be a lot more aggressive than other eels of its kind, I think you really need to be careful with the fish you put in with it. Do you agree, or are most eels peaceful compared to mine lol?
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Im really open to anything that can include: BGK, african banded barbs, and a green phantom pleco


I was aiming towards a dimly lit planted tank with a neutral ph of 7
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Giant black upside down catfish or electric cat? I love em lol
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I think the black cat would be too aggressive



My pleco would have a real fight with them
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Eh, I don't like any of them FW eels I knew it was one of them that wasn't the fire eel haha.
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I love fire eels but they always escape on me.. My old 18" fire eel moved the glass lid and a 5lb weight that was sitting on top of it. Came home to a dead eel
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Giant black upside down catfish or electric cat? I love em lol
Electric cats r nighttime predators. U can't keep them with fish that can fit in his mouth.
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Im really open to anything that can include: BGK, african banded barbs, and a green phantom pleco

I was aiming towards a dimly lit planted tank with a neutral ph of 7
If you get a Black Ghostknife be aware you should upgrade to a 150G long term.
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If you get a Black Ghostknife be aware you should upgrade to a 150G long term.
Yes. The min tank size for adult BGK is 150 gallon cuz they get more than a foot when adult. When juvenile, a tank 55 gal and bigger is good but when they r adult, u need at least 125+ gallon tank.
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I heard its rare for them to reach over 12" in captivity
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Have you thought of a leopard ctenopoma
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I heard its rare for them to reach over 12" in captivity
I have kept them over 4-5 different times over the past 20 years as it is one of my fav fish. In no way is it hard to grow out over a foot in a two year span. They grow to 7-8" in the first year.
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