Thanks for your comments. =).. I go over to monsterfishkeepers.com from time to time and for them a 180 gallon is small! ... this is the biggest tank I have ever had and I spend hours just staring at it. well it was the tank or a flat screen tv and I think I made the right choice. =)
Heres an update on my tank. Hope you guys like what I have done.
I have 2 geo altifron, 1 geo abalios, 1 Acarichthys heckelii, 1 silver arowana, 1 red severum, 1 gold severum, 1 green severum, a synodontis multi, albino common pleco.
To answer your question, arowana can reach a size of 3 feet
My tinfoil barbs are out of control. They seem to be dominating the tank. I have 3 in there with an arowana and a stingray and some other fish. My fish have been more timid since they entered the tank. Has anyone had expereince with tinfoil barbs stressing out other fish? I am starting to regret...
I would simply feed them more... add more fish of the same species to spread out the aggression. I kept african cichlids and they are constant fin nippers. Albinos are usually slower and weaker so I would completely take them out unless you kept more docile fish. Mbuna such as zebras are...
I recently bought three tinfoil barbs and they seem happy. However I was wondering what number of tinfoil barbs is ideal for them to be truely happy and schooling. Should I add more or is 3 ok?
try krill. my arowana loves them. also I think minimum tank size is 220 gallons.. I have a 180 gallon and even that is too small for a full grown arowana... they say the width of the tank should be longer than the width of a full grown arowana.. which is about 30 inches. In my tank I will be...
Thanks for the wonderful comments guys! I did work so hard to get this tank set up for the arowana. its too bad I will only be able to keep him for about 2 years before he outgrows it.. I will just replace him with a smaller one at that time. If there are any updates I will keep you posted.. The...
well i hope this thread can help you understand what goes into it. i went through a few difficulties but eventually succeeded. I think some of the problems I wrote about describe general difficulties of larger tanks.
got some new pics ... the stock list has changed slightly and is probably going to stay the way it is for a while. all the fish are juveniles and i plan to grow them out until they are too big for the tank.
1 5" silver arowana
1 4" tiger shovel nose
1 cuckoo synodontis
1 3" albino...
Not a bad idea but I tried the mesh thing. I think I might get some eggcrate and cut bigger holes in it. The rubber band thing may not be possible because the overflow is a PVC elbow and it is awkwardly shaped for that