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What type of Oddball can I keep in my 36 gallon bowfront?

Discussion in 'Oddball's institute' started by Ethank984, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Ethank984

    Ethank984 New Member

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    I have the tank fully cycled, it’s been running for a couple years without problems. I am planning on moving the current stock into a new 50 gallon tank. Is there any oddballs, such as bichirs, that could be kept in my 36 gallon tank?

     
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    We need to know you water quality before we can answer your questions accurately. I do know that a senegal bichir is the smallest bichir but also the most active. Therefore a 36 gallon will be fine but a larger tank is preferred. Why dont you use the 50 gallon as an oddball tank? This will have more possibilities and will be easier to maintain the water chemistry.

    I cant answer your questions completely unless I know these things about the 36 gallon.
    What are the dimensions?
    What is the ph?
    what is the hardness?
     
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    The dimensions are 30" L x 15" W x 21" H
    The ph is around 7, and the hardness is around 13 gh. I would use the 50 gallon as a Oddball tank, but the dwarf rainbow fish I was keeping in the 36 gallon tank have bred, and I want to keep the fry. Ive read about the Guinean Bichir, which sounds like one of the smaller species of bichir, but I don’t know how avaiable they are. Also, could an elephant nose fish be kept in my 36 gallon?
     
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    You may be able to keep one mormyrid in that tank but they are aggressive so you cant put anything else in besides maybe small peaceful fish
     
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    Thanks for the information, I think I might try the Senegal Bichir, because they sound a bit less fussy when it comes to water quality, feeding, etc, and it seems more suited to my tanks decor
     
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