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Old 09-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Wolf fish or red wolf fish

I would love to get information from people that are experienced with wolf fish or red wolf fish. I find them very interesting predators. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Well the wolf fish grow to be over 2 foot long I would say a 6' long tank would be the absolute minimum which is putting you at 125g
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #3
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Well the wolf fish grow to be over 2 foot long I would say a 6' long tank would be the absolute minimum which is putting you at 125g
The red wolf obly gets a mac. Of like 15-18" if im not mistaken
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure wolf fish also have a high bioload
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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Im also pretty sure your 55g isnt suitable. Your looking for fish still that aren't suitable for your tank. Why not a nice community of cichlids?
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:20 AM   #6
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Agreed. Just go with saltwater and get a jeweled moray eel. It's a nasty mean eel that is known to attack aquarists.
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Agreed. Just go with saltwater and get a jeweled moray eel. It's a nasty mean eel that is known to attack aquarists.
Ya? There ya go. Got your predator
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Ok well can I use a normal filter for such a big tank I only have one filter and a bubbler would I need live rock for any reason
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And cichlids are dumb I hate those fish
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #10
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According to this website they get a max. Of 8 inches and need a 108 liter tank which converts to 28 U.S. gallons for minimum tank size here is the website

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...us-erythrinus/
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Anything else going with this fish?

Seems like a cool fish. I had a predatory fish kick back in my day too. Sadly I have no personal experience with this fish so I won't be too much help.
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Ok well can I use a normal filter for such a big tank I only have one filter and a bubbler would I need live rock for any reason
Depends on how powerful of a filter you have and yes you would need rock but you can buy dry rock.

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According to this website they get a max. Of 8 inches and need a 108 liter tank which converts to 28 U.S. gallons for minimum tank size here is the website

Erythrinus erythrinus (Red Wolf Fish) — Seriously Fish
Thats the red wolf fish yes, and look at the tank foot print. It's telling you that you need a 48"x12" footprint which is a 55g minimum unless you have a custom sized tank
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Well then i can get a red wolf fish I don't have the time to make another salt water tank or the money even. Red wolf fish are cool and apparently I have the right requirements to keep one.
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And cichlids are dumb I hate those fish
You hate over 2000 species of fish? You do realize that 'cichlid' refers to much, much more than what's in the mixed Mbuna tank at the pet store, right?
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And cichlids are dumb I hate those fish
Really? It's because of cichlids I don't think I will ever go into saltwater. There's to many awesome species for me to even consider the salty side
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Ok then please tell me a good species of cichlid that isn't found in the mixed tank at stores like I do like discus fish they're very beautiful. But I want an ugly looking predator.
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Ok then please tell me a good species of cichlid that isn't found in the mixed tank at stores like I do like discus fish they're very beautiful. But I want an ugly looking predator.
If you are sticking with a predatory fish, be prepared to do your share of water changes to keep things in check. I won't go into live food because that was discussed in another thread.
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If you want a predatory cichlid, a fire mouth could work
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I do water changes constantly anyways. Ok fire mouth what else
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Anyone know about two spotted pike
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