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If it pulls through, I may be getting the full hook up, 55 gallon with lights, heater, filter, and stand for pretty much free.

I want a large semi/aggressive fish...what would be a cool fish to put in there? I like Oscars, Flowerhorns....fish of that color and exoticness
 
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Cichlids, cichlids, cichlids.

You'd need to make it a species tank, and be prepared to setup territories for them to defend.

Not suggesting you mix these species, but mbunas, zebras, convicts, oscars are all territorial. You could get a big population of Shell dwellers in there, they can be territorial/aggressive.

And I'm not sure if it'd work, but Angels for your top dwellers would fill out the tank
 

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If you choose Oscar, you'd only be able to keep one in there. Great advice from Ryan though. Best of luck!
 

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You could only put a single Oscar in a 55 gallon with no tank mates at all. Flowerhorns need an even bigger minimum tank size for just the one IMO. A big school of Tiger Barbs would be fine for a single species tank.

A colony of Red Jewels (Hemichromis Bimaculatus) or Blood Red Jewels (Hemichromis Lifalili) would be nice. A Jack Dempsey or a SalvinI (Nandopsis Salvini). Perhaps a Jack Dempsey & a Firemouth together (maybe). Angelfish with some peacefull shoaling species or even a colony of Red-Hump Eartheaters (Geophagus Steindachnere). You could do a Tropheus species tank (Rift lake cichlid) full of something like White-Spotted Cichlid (Tropheus Duboisi). There are options for a mbuna tank also.

The best way is for you to look at pictures of fish you might be interested in keeping, write down their names & then ask about them here 7 search for information & profiles on them using the net.
 

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Good morning,

Pacu's get enormous. My opinion is that these fish should not be sold for home aquariums. I've seen them in a 125 gallon tank, the fish was 26 inches and had no room to turn around. Obviously I don't recommend them.

Ken
 

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aquarist48 said:
Good morning,

Pacu's get enormous. My opinion is that these fish should not be sold for home aquariums. I've seen them in a 125 gallon tank, the fish was 26 inches and had no room to turn around. Obviously I don't recommend them.

Ken
wow! I didnt think they got that big!
 

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dezdude said:
If it pulls through, I may be getting the full hook up, 55 gallon with lights, heater, filter, and stand for pretty much free.

I want a large semi/aggressive fish...what would be a cool fish to put in there? I like Oscars, Flowerhorns....fish of that color and exoticness
If you still have that single juvie discus in the 20 gallon, I would strongly suggest using the 55 as a discus grow out tank and adding a few more discus. JMO.
 

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I've been wanting to get a large tank for an oscar but it doesn't belong in a 55 gallon IMO. If it's got the dimensions that I'm thinking of, it's only 12" wide and the oscar can potentially grow larger than that. It's a fairly long and tall tank so angels would appreciate that tank.
 
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