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Old 03-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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The quest for an oddball!

Hey all, I'm looking for an oddball fish that would do well in a 55 gallon freshwater community tank. I have it all set up. It's inhabited with a German Blue Ram,a Blue Gourami, a banjo catfish, 3 very small Kuhli Loaches (Only about an inch, give or take) A single lonely ghost shrimp (Planning to buy more.) and my personal favorite, my Mexican orange dwarf Cray! As you can see I've got a lot to work with. It's sand substrate, it's got a 60 gallon filter on it right now but I'm going to be hooking up a second filter. Now I'm looking for something rare/exotic or oddball that could be the center piece of my tank that won't harm any of my fish. (Especially not the cray!) All help and advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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I'd be more worried about what your cray will do to your other fish than what your currently absent centrepiece fish will do to them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:13 AM   #3
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He's a dwarf, full grown is 2 "
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #4
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african butterfly fish

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hatchetfish

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elephant nose
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:21 AM   #5
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Agree with the African butterflyfish being awesome looking but they, along with the hatchets, swim on the surface. They are cool tho. I think my personal favorite is the rope fish. They're so cute and mine are super friendly
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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Have you thought about doing a a school of fish for a center piece, or are you set on one good sized fish?
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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what about a baby whale?
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Well I planned on having some sort of schooling fish. Thinking towards marbled hatchets or dainos. But I'd like to have one fish that kind of stands out, but I'm not a fan of angels.
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Would the rope fish attack my ghost shrimp or Dwarf Cray?
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:30 AM   #10
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If it will fit in the rope fish' mouth, you might have a problem.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #11
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You should get a African rainbow and some mountain loaches they r uncommon
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Oh I didn't realize you had ghost shrimp, my bad. The rope fish might eat them. But just by confusing them with food, they aren't really aggressive IME
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What do you mean confusing with food?
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Well anything small enough to be considered food would get eaten
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Ah I see. I don't think I'll risk it then. Lol the cray was kind of expensive. I was looking at spotted blue sunfish. Only grow to about 5 inches but they look really good. Does anyone know about these.
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I love my Threadfin Rainbows ! The males show off all the time and the girls have iridescent blue eyes. They are Shrimp and CPO safe.

You can see mine in my profile pics. Shrimp Jungle is their tank.
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