What fish.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by swayamsd, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    Hey guys the 300 gallon is set up with 12mm glass all around. Water tested, No leaks, fully fine. So what fishes in that monster? I am very exited about it. It is freshwater tank with sand substrate and some huge pieces of driftwood but no plants. 1x fluval fx 5, 2 400 gallon internal filters and a 50 gallon sump with 3, 300 watt heaters. All set and done. I have moved my spotted gar to it. He is very happy. Pls suggest fish that can go with the gar in the 300 gallon. Thank you.
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Some datnoids may work, supposedly grow to 14". Also maybe a rope fish or two?

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  3. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    Thank u Dom.
  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You can actually house a 24" common pleco too lol.

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  5. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    No not plecos i already have one but i forgot to mention on the first post.
  6. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Lol ok there was another thread other day called Mini Monster Stocking or something. You may want to refer to that. All I could remember from that was the datnoid and rope fish.

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  7. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    The tank is 96 long, 24 tall and 30 wide.

    Ok thank you..
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  9. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    What fish interest you?
  10. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    I just want fish that can go with the gar.
  11. csawyer98New MemberMember

    Maybe a freshwater stingray? They would go really well with the sand substrate and it has a large enough footprint for one.
    You could consider a silver arowana.
    How big is your gar? If he is small you could consider a knife or two.
  12. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    I would stay away from silvery fish with gars. They are snappy with silver fish. Rays and bichers are good with gars as are datnoids. I would also stay away from cichlids as they have a tendency to spook gars.
  13. pritamValued MemberMember

    for monster's tank mate, you will need monsters obviously....heres are few choices
    silver arowana
    peacock bass
    full grown oscars

    silver arowanas are ok with gar....i've seen this many times.
    and gars can grow as real monster...i dont think a full grown oscar can do anything to a full sized gar.
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  14. peacelizardValued MemberMember

    It wouldn't be compatible with the gar but I vote dovii
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  15. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    A dovii would have that tank to itself before too long ;)

    But I like how you think!
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  16. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes, I agree... the Dovii would not want to have a tankmate for sure, its called the "Wolf Cichlid" for a reason...
  17. swayamsdValued MemberMember

    Thank u so much guys for the help.

    I think i will be going for a silver arowana.
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