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  1. whatsafish7 Member Member

    I just won a 40 gallon long tank. I am picking it up today and i cant wait. Well i was wondering what fish should i put in it. I want something big and aggressive like a pirahnna. I heard oscars need a 55 gallon tank so i cant put 1 of them in. Well can anyone tell me some oddball fish please
  2. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Congratulations! I would suggest you definately research whatever you decide to put in that beautiful tank thoroughly. I would also check with your state laws on the pirahnas. There are many states (like mine) where they are illegal to own. If you are looking for out of the ordinary fish, many of the cichlids might be right up your alley. I have been looking at the geophagus varieties and find them quite cool. However, they get quite large, and may not be a good choice for your tank. I check aquabid quite a lot for ideas, and just start looking at the auctions with pictures to find out what the fish look like and then google the scientific name to learn about them. Also, with that size tank, you could try a species only tank, and have a large school of smaller fish which would be quite interesting, but they would probably not be aggressive. Check out the profiles here on FishLore to help you get ideas also. ;)
  3. fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

  4. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    pirhanas are legal were whatsafish7 and i live since petstores sell them
  5. whatsafish7 Member Member

    hello and thanks everybody for the feedback. I just wanted to tell eveyone i am getting a red belly pirrahna for my 40 gallon law because it is legal in my tank i will get it this weekend
  6. Jon Well Known Member Member

    your not cycling the tank with a pirhana are you?
  7. whatsafish7 Member Member

    no im not cycling with a pirrahna because they are real messy but other than that what is the real problem
  8. Jon Well Known Member Member

    well if you are picking up the fish this weekend and you arent cycling the tank with it where are you keeping the fish?
  9. whatsafish7 Member Member

    i know. i am not going to pick it up neccasarly i meant to look at it and check them out plus i added chemicals
  10. Jon Well Known Member Member

    cool... what chemicals? you dont need chemicals for a fishless cycle though i hear bio-spira works well.
  11. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    hey greg i will give you some more cycle tomorow if i can remember
  12. whatsafish7 Member Member

    thanks that would help. i added theese chemicals that remove pnemonia and stuff but srry dont know what they are called