6 - 8 Inch Feature Fish for a 4 Foot (48 inch tank)
I was looking at getting 2 feature fish to chill out with my peaceful community tank that I am creating. It will have tetras, barbs, cory etc
I just want two nice show stoppers that will get on well and draw instant attention without eating my other chaps
You get a couple 6-8 inch fish, they may just eat the smaller fish. What fits in their mouth goes in their mouth. Severum are nice fish but still not sure how they will be with smaller stock.
Not sure if you have a 55 or 75 (makes a difference.) Angels would be nice (a pair.) Get them small and grow out with other fish and they should be fine, even when big. So far, all I have raised have done nicely with all other fish and each other (as pairs grown together.) In about six months mine were over six icnhes (vertical! of course)
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A mated pair of German Blue Rams would look awesome in your tank. Not quit as large as you want but colourful and peacefull with what you have in the tank.
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There are some gourami species that are a bit smaller than your 6-8" target but would work well with community fish.
OP mentioned in another thread, this is a 180L (~48 gallon) tank.
300 gallon mega tank
: build in progress
75 gallon community tank
: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank / 10 gallon tadpole tank
: 1 leopard frog, 1 tadpole
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
My 9" severum gets along with smaller cichlids and tetras, as long as the other fish have vertical patterns. He doesn't like kribensis or danios. He's ok with black skirts, but ate some of the red minor tetras. He REALLY hated tiger barbs and would violently shake them, but that was when he was younger. I guess you just have to play it by ear and be ready to move fish if it doesn't work out.
How about a thread-finned acara(Acarichthys Heckelii)?Beautiful and quite a peaceful cichlid that is available quite regularly.Also there is Distichodus Affinis,a more peaceful represenative of a relatively pugnacious group of african characins.
Last edited by skullduggery1; 06-01-2011 at 01:56 AM.
A moonlight gourami would look nice.
Originally Posted by i_am_511
Im a big fan of Festivums. I wouldn't get any big fish with neon tetras, everything eats neons. But larger tetras would be ok. Although some tetras will nip fish like angels or festivums.