2 New Tanks, 55 and 30 gallons.

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by Plecosaurous, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. PlecosaurousNew MemberMember

    Hey everybody, just thought I would post a few fish tank photos. Today my roommate and myself bought a 55 and a 30 gallon today. Enjoy the pictures! Also if anyone know what the long fish is in the 55 gallon, it would be nice to know.

    Top 2 pics are of my roommates 55 gallon,
    Bottom 3 are my 30 gallon.
     

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    PlecosaurousNew MemberMember

    If anyone could also help ID what type of Cichlid is in the 4th picture it would be greatly appreciated as well. And here is a picture of my updated 55 gallon. Video will be coming within an hour as it uploads! Enjoy!

    Update: Here is the video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpVCnOM6ctc
     

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  3. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    Can't help with ID's but i think your tanks are gorgeous :D especially the 55g, it must be such a treat for the fish to be in such a varied tank with so many places to explore!
     




  4. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Hi Plecosaurous,

    the long fish in the pic which has a long mouth and spots all around it's body is an alligator gar or some would call it a spotted gar. I've had one before and they were amazing. I would be careful not to put any smaller fish with them as they are carnivoures. It also will need a bigger tank after a few months or years as it can get really really big! Love the photos and the tank. Thanks for sharing! :;hf
     




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    PlecosaurousNew MemberMember

    The alligator gar is in the tank my roommate bought, how big does/did it get? And what size tank would you recommend?
     
  6. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Here are a few links that you might find useful as I checked them out before when I had one.

     
     
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_gar

    Try not to get mistaken between the alligator gar and the spotted gar as they are two different fish.
    I'd recommend a tank as large as 300-500 gallons when it starts to grow bigger.
     
  7. ThunderValued MemberMember

    I really like the 2nd 55gal tank you have there. I have the dino, too. :)
     
  8. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Pleco. Beautiful fish and tanks! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Ken
     
  9. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful! I agree the long fish is a spotted gar. Great choice with the Jack Dempsey's. However, three in a 55g with the gar may cause aggression issues due to lack of swimming space. It's usually not recommended to put more than two Jack Dempsey's in a 55g.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    PlecosaurousNew MemberMember

    Video is up! Enjoy!
     
  11. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    The fish are gorgeous! But that Gar is def. going to need more space soon.
     




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