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Old 12-04-2020, 09:08 AM   #1
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Suggestion for Channa Species to Keep

Hello everyone,

I am new to fish keeping, and the first large (kinda) fish I choose is snakeheads!

However, I have a custom made tank with a length x width x height of 145 x 37.5 x 68.5 cm (or around 57 x 14 x 26 inches), which I would like to keep a pair of dwarf or small snakeheads in.

I live in Thailand and room temperature ranges around 24-30c during the day.

Could you please suggest what kind of dwarf or small snakeheads I should keep in the tank? Will the tank be too cramped for a pair of Channa Asiatica? Will Channa Ornatipinnis or Channa Bleheri be too uncomfortable with the temperature?

Thank you for any suggestions
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:08 AM   #2
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Not sure dwarf sh exist? They get big
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Wikipedia says there's a dwarf. Still pretty good sized tho. But under 10"
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Most states in the US ban the import or habitation of snake heads. They're a very disruptive invasive species here. Most states have a "kill upon catching" mandate so SH fish
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Right, dwarf in comparison to a 4' monster snake head. The term dwarf in home aquatic lands itself to fish under 3" imo. A dwarf snakehead would need a 6' tank no less than 150 gallons. That thing could probably break 3/8" glass full speed.
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Right, dwarf in comparison to a 4' monster snake head. The term dwarf in home aquatic lands itself to fish under 3" imo. A dwarf snakehead would need a 6' tank no less than 150 gallons. That thing could probably break 3/8" glass full speed.
Yeah right! Like you said, dwarf compared to the other monsters. And feeding that thing.... wow
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Yeah right! Like you said, dwarf compared to the other monsters. And feeding that thing.... wow
Feeding it would be awesome. I know live feeding is a touchy subject but... dropping some shiners in front of an apex predator... woooohoooo! And he missed and went through the side of the tank. My feet are wet, who's going to clean this up? Now I'm hungry.
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Suggestion for Channa Species to Keep

Chana bleheri are my favorite fish ever but I live in Maryland and we have a massive infestation of Northern Snakeheads so no snakeys for me. This is about as close to “keeping” one as I’ll get lol

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Chana bleheri are my favorite fish ever but I live in Maryland and we have a massive infestation of Northern Snakeheads so no snakeys for me. This is about as close to “keeping” one as I’ll get lol

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Haha! When I was reading about them, they are invasive in many states. Hard on the local fish populations
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