Thread: Predatory Community Tank?
01-15-2012, 10:21 PM #1
Predatory Community Tank?
I am looking to buy a 150 gal. fish tank soo and I would like to set it up with freshwater predatory fish. I definetly want an arowana, and a Black Ghost Knife. What other kind of predatory fish could I get? I was wondering if I could get an Spotted African Leaf Fish, or something. The more colorful the better. ThanksIf you can't beat 'em join 'em.
01-15-2012, 10:33 PM #2
The Black Ghost Knife and Leaf fish are fine choices...but the Arowana is a very bad option. Not only will it grow rapidly and eat both of your other fish it will grossly outgrow the tank. Arowanas grow to 3ft+ in the home aquarium, reaching upwards of 5ft in the wild...they are not suited for anything outside of several hundred gallon sized tanks or indoor heated ponds.150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
Common decency...imagine the nerve!
01-15-2012, 11:00 PM #3
Agreed,arowanas are just to large and like to jump.The others would be fine,how about a pike characin of some kind?Or a marble goby or water cow?Maybe a medium sized catfish or two,such as the african ornate catfish(chrysichthys ornatus)or a dwarf giraffe catfish(parauchenoglanis).Not to mention the pimolodeus group and the horabagrus.(eclipse catfish)
01-15-2012, 11:26 PM #4
That's kind of sad. I really like Arowannas, but I understand your point. What other inhabitants can I through in there. I will also have 1 pleco. I don't know which one, but it is going to be a big one.If you can't beat 'em join 'em.
04-15-2012, 11:48 PM #5
You could get a tire track eel or a ornate bichir. Ornates are more colorful than senegal bichirs.The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
One 75 gallon: Senegal Bichir, a Reed Fish, 1 Fire Eel and a Rio Negro Pleco
80 gallon: 2 female Hornet Cichlids and a Unknown Cichlid