Stocking a bowfront...

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Witchydesign, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Witchydesign

    Witchydesign Well Known Member Member

    What would you stock it with? Planted of course, but other than that lets go with no $$ limits ;-)
     
  2. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    How many gallons?
     
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    Witchydesign

    Witchydesign Well Known Member Member

    Im toldots a 40, but since most bowfronts are either 36 or 46 id say 36 and hope for 46 lol

    Are there any predator type fish that would work in here?
     
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  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    If it's a 46 gal, a rope fish may work. What are the dimensions?
     
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    Witchydesign

    Witchydesign Well Known Member Member

    Its here but not.here if that makes sense, its packed in the moving van. So for now im definately planning for 36, with potential options for 46 if that is what it is.
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    36 may be a little small for a ropefish. Maybe a dwarf cichlid pair would interest you?
     
  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    A ropefish requires at least a 125 gallon tank or so...


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  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    My understanding was they could be in a tank around 50 gals since they're thin (even though they're long) and they're not super active. I don't have experience with these myself though, so I must be misinformed!
     
  9. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    It depends. Bow fronts can be tricky because of how they are shaped. If it's at least a foot wide at the narrow parts, senegal bichirs may work. Or smaller American cichlids, or Africans. Not necessarily true predators, but aggressive.
     




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