Starting A Predator Tank
Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:18 PM
I like Red Devils and flowerhorns but apparently they don't really go together
Don't really want oscars
Any ideas cheers
Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:11 PM
First question how big Is your tank......?
Cichla (Peacock Bass) are great aquarium predators.
How about an aussie predator like Barra's, muarry cod, Mangrove Jack and or Saratoga? I still want to see a tank with a combination like that, think I would melt
Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:35 PM
You could keep devils and flowerhorns together, you just need to make sure they're similarly sized, you'll need a large tank with some hideouts and also some dither fish.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:23 PM
Mangrove Jacks are the baddest predator I've kept.
Barra are cheap at 3cm and 30cm.
Cod are an amazing looking predator once they get over 30cm.
I've seen some snooks around lately that would be good if you want less aggressive predators or something cichlidy.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:32 PM
Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:29 PM
As everyone will know it is hard to choose what fish you want with so much variety today
Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:52 PM
Just a question would the tank be big enough and how much should they roughly cost?
Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:57 PM
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:08 PM
Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:42 PM
Yes one of each, you don't want a pair forming... Game Over if they do.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:58 PM
Festae - hood/josh has a breeding pair, flowerhorn - varies, cheaper ones around $50 and nice quality ones around $150-$300 ish, Red Devils - $5-10 ish, jag - $10-15 ish
Edited by Rodders02, 16 January 2017 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:12 PM
Edited by In between tanks, 16 January 2017 - 07:43 PM.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:54 PM
Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:59 AM
Sure try it but make sure you have a Plan B.
Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:28 PM
If you want a cool 'predatory tank' in a 6x2x2. From what I can tell from the thread so far, you are more interested in a tank dominated by Guapotes and other CA cichlids.
A 6x2x2 in reality is not an overly large tank for big aggressive cichlids.
If it was me I was start with a small group of each of Petenia splendida, Severums (colour is your own preference), Chocolate Cichlids and a reasonable school of silver dollars (red hooks/black bar if your budget allows). The tank will be relatively peaceful, be full of action and have a heap of different shapes and colours. The Petenia will also fit the bill of a true predator (piscivore) I'd go 5 each of the cichlids and maybe 10 dollars.
Edited by Peckoltia, 17 January 2017 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:43 PM
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