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  1. Question looking at adopting a large tank


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    I am getting a 150 gallon from a friend and he has: 1 Florida long nose gar 12", 4 Dinosaur bichir around 5", 2 Raphael catfish 3", 1 African brown knife fish 6", 3 Blue gills 5" -8", 1 Peacock Eel 6", 1 Plecostomas 10", 1 Pangasius Catfish 4", 1 African Featherfin Catfish 7", and 1 Red Oscar 10". I was hoping to get some more information on this selection on fish. I have been unable to find much on some of them. for example over all size they will reach, if they are a good mix. I understand I will have to get a bigger tank asap for the hole tank to stay together.

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    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    thank you for the information, I will probably do so

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    Sandz puts it nicely. Very rough sketch puts me at 4 tanks the smallest of which would be this 150 and one of the bigger ponds for the pangasius

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    Talldutchie how would you break up the fish?
    thank you for your response

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    I'd start by half an hour cussing at the mentally challenged person who bought all these.

    The panga in a big pond. Perhaps get the oscar and the pleco in there as well. The panga grows to well over 3 ft!

    The knife and the birchir should be able to coexist

    The gar is a big ambush hunter, perhaps together with the eel

    The small stuff, featherfin, blue gill and the raphael together.

    And by the way, all of these fish are extremely easy to research.

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    I tried doing research for two days and thought I could use some advice on this tank because it had me stumped.

    just the combination of all of the fish and yes they are easy to research , I was having trouble so I thought I would ask

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    The combination is insane!

    With fish like these you first want to avoid them eating eachother. So you look for hunting methods and sizes. An ambush predator with a relatively small mouth isn't going to take on anything big for example.

    Next you take maximum size. I like to say that a tank should be at the very, very least 6 times fish length for slow inactive species and 10 times for the more active. Also take turning circles into account.

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    thank you for your post and the tank in question was giving to someone else

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