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Old 09-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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Pikes can be picky eaters, and some may not accept much of anything other than live foods. Since you lack the means to produce feeders, it might be best to skip them.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #22
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Well if you are just going for one fish, getting rid of the rest of them, upping your filtation to the max you can stuff in the tank. Then it "might" work. Those look nasty. I wouldn't have one of those even if I had a tank big enough. Their feeding habits are really cruel to anything that you might feed to it or that might be in the tank with it. But if you are into keeping a big ugly cruel fish in a to small of a tank that has a tendence to crawl out of said to small tank, then by all means go for it and watch it grow and eat everything else in your tank!
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #23
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What kind of cichlids would I like besides the normal ones I like ugly fish
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #24
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The block head cichlid looks unusual
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #25
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www.cichlid-forum.com has lots of photos and profiles. If you do some research on your own and then post specific questions, you're probably going to get better responses than you would by asking everyone else here to do your research for you.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #26
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I'm not asking for people to research for me I'm just asking what kind of predator do you recommend besides the ones I don't like
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #27
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The problem is that your selection of "predators" is slim to none because you have too small of a tank period. Why not put a hold on the predator idea until you can get a proper tank and setup for them at which time you can go crazy with them.

With a bigger tank the sky is the limit. Heck, a large mouth bass tank would be a sweet one to have.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #28
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They need a huge tank I've looked them up before but I think it might be illegal in my state to have them as pets
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #29
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Leopard bush fish are cool to watch hunting other fish and shrimp.
Even their normal behaviour is pretty cool with their yawning and head butting

When they get bigger they tend to lose their coloration and get a little "uglier" as you seem to like
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #30
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Sweet ill have to look that fish up and call around for it seems similar to what knifes do
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #31
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Any one have experience with grass pickerel they look like cool fish and I read that they only get to be 6-8 inches long
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #32
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Is this for the 55g?
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Yes it's for a 55
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #34
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Acestrorhynchus Isalinae (freshwater barracuda) 4 to 6 inches full grown
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Acestrorhynchus Isalinae (freshwater barracuda) 4 to 6 inches full grown
Yall know just because a fish gets 6 inches it doesnt mean its suitable in a 55g right? I know this one is fine but thats for future reference. We already discussed fw barracuda and he doesnt have the right equipment for feeding one healthy
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:37 PM   #36
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I'm just going to get a red wolf fish
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:20 PM   #37
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Bluegills are some incredibly aggressive fish that are easy to get, lol.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:31 PM   #38
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I don't think they sell those in Indiana haha it might be illegal here
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #39
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I don't think they sell those in Indiana haha it might be illegal here
It isn't illegal just not sold in pet shops often because you can catch them free
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #40
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Ok haha I wasn't sure
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