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Old 08-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Predators

Ideas on a good predator? I've been looking but not many have cought my eye yet. Some I can't even find in my area!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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What size tank are we talking about?
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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A predator for what exactly? Fry? Or are you just wanting an agressive fish?
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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55g is what I've got set up now but i may up grade later. And I'm looking for a long term predator, eats small fish, fry, shrimp ext.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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I read some where ( and I find it very true) that the only reason people started keeping fish was to watch them eat other fish
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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I like redfin and grass pickerel.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #7
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I'm always partial to Polypterus. Delhezi at that
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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The absolute biggest predator is for a tank like that is 1 Oscar on its own, they are really cool fish to own and ferocious predators. I personally wouldn't keep 1 in a tank that size but a lot of people do + you would need excellent filtration for a predator tank that small because they all produce high protein wast so I would also go with a sump if you can but at least a very good canister filter no matter what you get.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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Redfin perch or shiner? And I do love the bichirs but there not what I'm looking for till i get my 120g but thank you very much
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I think rope/reed fish are predatory aswell and tire track eels are cool but not sure what tank size they need but they eat live ghost shrimp.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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Redfin perch or shiner? I do like the look of pike. And I do love bichirs but their not what I'm looking for till I get my 120g, but thank you very much.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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Oscar's are cool. Would a gar do well or would I need a larger tank?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #13
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Oscar's are cool. Would a gar do well or would I need a larger tank?
I think gar need a long,shallower tank if I'm not mistaken. Have. PiraŮas crossed your mind?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #14
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Exodon Tetra!!! You could do like 25 that would be amazing!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #15
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There is no gar that'd fit in a 55 but the smaller pickerel species do.

Most fish eat smaller fish but I don't really consider them all to be predators.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #16
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Here's a picture. They're like mini Piranha.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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Or a few Leaf Fish.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #18
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What about a spotted gar? A pacu piranha? You can find more info about them on azgardens.com under testosterone fish.
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What about a spotted gar? A pacu piranha? You can find more info about them on azgardens.com under testosterone fish.
A few Red Bellied Piranha would be cool.
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Red wolf fish.. does well in a 55g for life. Look at my vids to see them.
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