Looking for peaceful oddball fish

Flounderman555

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So I own a sixty gallon and a twenty gallon and a 2.6 gallon nano tank. They are all small tetra sized, peaceful communities. I was wondering if anybody had suggestions for strange but peaceful, oddball fish. I love oddball fish and, I recently bought a freshwater pipefish for my nano tank. I’m open for anything even if it’s on the expensive side. Looking forward to your suggestions!
 

KDS

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How about a peacock gudgeon?
 
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Flounderman555

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Not a bad idea gudgeons are quite the peaceful oddball fish and I know someone who sells them that’s not to far from me so I see if I can pick some up
 

SM1199

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My peacock gudgeons didn't end up being peaceful, despite what everything says on the internet. I had to separate them from each other and from other species after they were in a planted 55 gallon terrorizing everyone.
 

ChrisCoates

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Flounderman555 said:
So I own a sixty gallon and a twenty gallon and a 2.6 gallon nano tank. They are all small tetra sized, peaceful communities. I was wondering if anybody had suggestions for strange but peaceful, oddball fish. I love oddball fish and, I recently bought a freshwater pipefish for my nano tank. I’m open for anything even if it’s on the expensive side. Looking forward to your suggestions!
As much as people may say the opposite. 1 clouded archerfish by thereselves they are usually quite peaceful fish even small fish don’t bother mine or my friends
 
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Flounderman555

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I never had that problem owning them I should mentioned I used to own a pair of them and was trying for my sixty gallon but mine both female but I’ll definitely keep that in mind
 

ChrisCoates

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Flounderman555 said:
I never had that problem owning them I should mentioned I used to own a pair of them and was trying for my sixty gallon but mine both female but I’ll definitely keep that in mind
You used to have archerfish? How did you sex them? I didn’t think you could tell?
 
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Flounderman555

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How big do archer fish get? And where can I find one?

I meant I had a pair of peacock Gugeons sorry
 

ChrisCoates

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Where are you from US? Mine is currently 4 inches and the clouded species toxotes BythiI usually grow 5/5.5 ish
 
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Flounderman555

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I’m sorry if I confused you but I meant I had a pair of peacock gudgeons I have never owned an archer fish but I know how to care for them

Also aren’t archerfish more brackish than freshwater
 

ChrisCoates

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Flounderman555 said:
I’m sorry if I confused you but I meant I had a pair of peacock gudgeons I have never owned an archer fish but I know how to care for them
That’s okay aha are you from the US?

Flounderman555 said:
Also aren’t archerfish more brackish than freshwater
Toxotes Bythii, The Clouded Archerfish is pure freshwater you should be able to find one in a specialised fish store
 
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Flounderman555

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Yeah I’m from Pennsylvania and I do love archer fish their quite an exotic fish
 

ChrisCoates

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If you can pick up the Burmese Clouded variety you’re good to go! Personally the prettiest one in my opinion aswell
 
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Flounderman555

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Is it possible to keep them with large tetras you know like adult black skirt and diamond tetras like Congo’s tetra big ones
 

ChrisCoates

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Flounderman555 said:
Is it possible to keep them with large tetras you know like adult black skirt and diamond tetras like Congo’s tetra big ones
I have mine with adult skirts and x ray tetras aswell as cardinals. Archers like the top of the tank to themselves nothing’s ever caused mine issues
 
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Flounderman555

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Because I can make my twenty gallon tank special for the archer fish since my other fish can just be moved to my sixty gallon if of course that archer doesn’t outgrow my twenty gallon you seem to better aquatinted with them then I am
 

jpm995

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Elephant noses are my favorite oddball. African butterflys are cool also. Not sure if hatchets are considered oddballs but there odd and peaceful.
 
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Flounderman555

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And one last question what is the minimum fish size so it doesn’t eat my other fish?
 

tnrsmomma

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I love kuhlI loaches! I just got 8 more tonight that are settling into my quaruntine tank. I refer to the kuhlis as my derpy little worm fish. They are way too fun to watch. In a week or two, when they have proven themselves disease free, they will go in my 29 gallon with the zebra danios (fat greedy bastards! Hehe) and the panda corys. My oddball list of "someday I will have a ___ fish" is really long. hehe Off the top of my head... banjo catfish, upsidedown catfish, whiptail catfish, faralowella/twig catfish, (I may have a thing for weird catfish) various gobys and hill stream loaches, crocodile toothpick fish and checkered headstanders. I want a south american leaf fish tank and bichir but those are definitely not peaceful. Lol I've read mixed opinions on whether the african butterfly fish is peaceful enough for a community tank but they sure are neat looking. I'm currently pretty obsessed with corydora catfish and apistogrammas and ive also been trying to figure out where I could shoehorn in a blue marble gourami, but those aren't oddballs.
 

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