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Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1 
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What are some personable fish that would like a 75 gallon tank?

No, I don't have a 75gal tank, but there was one with a cabinet that was 40% off at my local aquarium store so i thought..."...well, maybe some day" just some wishful thinking. But just out of curiosity, what are some fish with the biggest personalities that would be appropriate for a 75gal?

could you also tell me if they like to be the only one of their species or if they like same-species company

Thanks!

(I like fish with personalities....like my betta!)
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #2 
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You could go for 1 (maybe 2?) Oscars in there. I hear they're very personable and friendly. :-]
I don't blame you, I LOVE my bettas cause they acknowledge you, instead of just being like "swim, eat, swim, eat" xD
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #3 
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maybe keep saving for it while setting up a 5 - 10 gallon for a single pea puffer. they have a pretty good personality.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #4 
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What about jack dempsey cichlids? I saw some at the aquarium the other day and they are so funny!
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #5 
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They aren't exactly fish, but a group of axolotls would be fun! They are cuuute little dudes!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #6 
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If you over filter and all that stuff, you could have a single Oscar. In personality terms, they're like.....Puppy-Fish.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #7 
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What do you mean over filter? And Oscars are happy alone?
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:29 PM   #8 
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To over-filter is to have a filter, or several filters, rated for more than the capacity of the tank. For instance, my 16 gallon is overfiltered as it has one filter rated for a 15 gallon and one for a 30 gallon.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #9 
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Oscars are fine alone, they aren't really social and will interact with they're owners. They're territory will go beyond the tank walls and they each have their own personality. They are also trainable and some even enjoy being pet. many regard them as the most intelligent aquarium fish.

The downside is they will destroy live plants, and are clumsy. So careful selection of decorations without sharp points, and driftwood. They do best with a filter that has a bio wheel, and no under gravel filter because it's been known to cause HITH, a horrible disease that creates large holes in the poor fishes head. Photo http://i54.tinypic.com/2mwrtc1.jpg

"The major portion of a wild Oscarís diet consists of insects and crustaceans such as freshwater shrimp and crawfish. Oscars are not piscivores (carnivorous animals which eat primarily fish.) Fish actually comprise a minor portion of their diet. Oddly enough, the primary fish prey of Oscars in the wild are catfish. Keep that in mind when selecting tankmates.
Nor are Oscarís carnivores (animals which eat only meat.) In the wild, a significant component of an Oscarís diet is fruit that has fallen into the water. As a result, Oscars have a high dietary requirement for Vitamin C.
In addition to fruit, a significant component of a wild Oscarís diet consists of algae and green plants. Not because they seek out these foods and eat them, but because these are the gut contents of their prey. "
http://www.oscarfish.com/article-hom...scar-fish.html

My parents used to have one :)
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #10 
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Awww I love oscars :) They really are sweet fish. I wouldnt put my fingers anywhere near the front of them, especially fully grown. BUT I love to go visit the 5" ones at my LPS. Super friendly :)
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