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What fish should go with my Senegal Bichir?

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  1. Ethank984

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    I am currently planning to stock a 90 gallon tank. It is currently completely empty, and filtration isn’t a problem, because I am willing to add more if needed. I am planning to put a Senegal bichir, but I don’t know what other fish should go in as well. I am interested in ropefish and Congo tetras, but I would prefer to have a couple of very large (in proportion to the tank size) centrepiece fish. Would tinfoil barbs work? If not, is there any other large fish that would be compatible? (Preferably a fish that is fine alone, not in a school) maybe a school of Angelfish?

     
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    Assuming the 90g tank is the standard dimensions, I would not recommend a Senegal Bichir. At 20 inches, this is almost half the length of a 90g, and the tank for this fish should be at least three times its length and the width greater, so something like a 60 by 24 inches tank minimum. More info here:
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/polypterus-senegalus-senegalus/
     
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    Oh, I thought they were a lot smaller than that. I’ve read quite a few where it says they only grow to 12 inches (16 inches maximum) http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/senegalbich/
    Are there any other Bichir that would work better?
     
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