Exotic fish

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  1. Thomas Tim

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    I am looking for a fish that lives for quite a long time, rare and can live in a 90gallon tank, I was thinking about a polypterus senagalus aka the bichir

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    Where you from?


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    In South Africa, gauteng

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    Ok
    There is a place called Awesome Pets they are selling saddled bichirs they are about 15-20cm and Wazeer's Aquarium are selling rope fish, dragon goby, fire eel, freshwater moray eel and a lot more


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    Cool

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    @Hendre can advise you on bichirs - he has a pair of them in his tank.
     
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    Thanks but I already asked him a few questions

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    For a 90 gallon/340l, for life?

    @Thomas Tim , are you getting bigger tank eventully or you looking for something that can live forever in the 90 gallon?
     
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    Well both

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    What else do they sell at Wazeers

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    Archer fish, brackish fish, loaches and a lot of other I can't remember


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    If you are going to get a bigger tank.. min 1.8m.. you can consider some of the fish @Bradley Bunch mentioned
    If you going to keep them in a 1.2m tank, none of the exotic fish mentioned above are suitable

    Maybe have a read through the thread @Bradley Bunch had going a few days ago regarding all those fiah.. a lot of advice was given there.....
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Archer fish are decent. Good wet pet material
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak

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    Out of this only the saddled (delhezi) bichir and rope fish are suitable. Those morays are likely brackish

    Btw there are over 20 variants and species of bichir. Only 5 are suitable for a tank that size and senegals are the most common, definitely unusual
     
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    @MariaS what do you mean by min 1.8m

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    Minimum tank size of 1.8 metres
     
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    Which is how many gallons

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    Depends, 180x60x60 is 180 gallons. Don't look at the gallonage, look at the footprint
     
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    By footprint you mean?

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    So a 180gallon I could keep what fish

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