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  1. Default Snakehead Alternative


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    Recently i was reading a book on fish for freshwater aquariums, and I happened upon a species called Channa Orientalis. Really beautiful fish, and a perfect fit for a 75 gallon tank that i'm planning. So i did some more research online, and wouldn't you know, its a species of dwarf snakehead. And of course, snakeheads are illegal in the 50 states. Are there any fish of similar look, size (6-8 inches), and tempermant to the Ceylon Snakehead that are legal?
    "All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies."-Kurt Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle)"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."-Jessamyn West"I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose."-Elinor Wylie"All men are equal before fish."-Herbert Hoover

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    preferably some sort of black water species
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    there are pike cichlids from SA that come to mind. there are some dwarf pike species.

    also, check out native bowfin, although they get very large, they do closely resemble a snakehead.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Not really a small fish, but you can check out the Bowfin. If you get a baby, it should max out under 16" in captivity. They're the closest thing to a Snakehead I can think of.

    Here is a crappy cell phone pic of mine
    Last edited by Demjor19; 07-02-2012 at 02:11 PM.
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    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    thanks for the suggestions. I believe the bowfin is too large for my tank, but I'll look into the pike cichlids, they're very cool!
    "All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies."-Kurt Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle)"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."-Jessamyn West"I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose."-Elinor Wylie"All men are equal before fish."-Herbert Hoover

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