What Solitary fish do you know of?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by iZaO Jnr, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Hey guys

    Interested to know what solitary fish there are out there. There are actually very few that i know of!

    Just for interests :):)
  2. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I keep a lot of the larger American cichlids, one to a tank here.
    Blackbelts, jags, and the like do just fine in a tank by themselves.
  3. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah okay i didnt think to consider excluding the CA cichlids... :):)

    I really do like the blackbelts especially though. My LFS has a huge one. Very personable

  4. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    Indeed, the black belts I have had over the years have always been very interactive with people.

  5. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

  6. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    :;fThread has been moved to the Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates forum. The Hot Topics forum is reserved for subjects that can be controversial.
  7. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Bettas are not solitary fish. BAM! Controversy, back to hot topics! Just kidding, although as I understand it many species of betta are not solitary.

    Most of my african fish are solitary - knife, ctenopoma, featherfin, bichir.

    Horseface loaches are loners, as are BGK and other knives (except the glass knife). I think there are a few other loaches.

    Most of the sharks are, as well as plecos. Some catfish are too.
  8. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    fahaka puffers!
  9. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Unless i mention otherwise i am always talking about our domesticated betta splendens. Wild betta splendens are sociable. In fact their are few species that arnt.

    Also, what kind of sharks? redfins are but irridesents and a few others are all schoolers arnt they?
  10. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    the iridescent sharks are actually not sharks at all, they are actually a catfish hybrid.
  11. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    however they belong to a group of catfish called sharks, thus they are sharks.
  12. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    What cichlids (besides CA cichlids) are you referring to?


    Lol... Nice save :):)
  13. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Jewel Cichlids do fine by themselves.
  14. nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Electric cats! But don't be shocked :)
    I was looking into a tank with one yesterday, I decided I don't want it much.

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