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Odd Balls , Puffers, Sharks and Predators Questions and comments about odd balls, puffers, sharks and predators.

 
 
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I bought this little guy today, and I'm thinking of going back for two more tomorrow...unless someone can think of a reason why I shouldn't. He's a Leopard Ctenopoma. He shouldn't cause any problem, as all of the fish in the tank are bigger than he is. I'm wondering if there will be problems with three...has anyone any experience with these?
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5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories

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OMG, I LOVE HIM!!!

That is by far one of the most adorable fish I have ever seen!! What kind of fish is that, like a cichlid or is that a community fish?? How lucky you are!! Unless someone swoops in and says they don't do well in groups, I would get as many as possible ~ he is cuuuuuute!!
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He's a Leopard Ctenopoma...aka climbing perch...aka leopard bush fish....a member of the Gourami family from Africa. They are carnivores, and are predatory to any fish smaller than they are. The mouth is huge, as well as the eyes. As with Gouramis, they often have problems with each other. I'm hesitating because I'll have no back up plan if there's trouble among three of them. They get to approx. 6 inches and need a fairly large tank.I have researched, and if adding more than one, I have to do it now, or the new additions will not be accepted by the first. I must say, it was love at first sight for me, and I'm very tempted to try two more....
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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I can see why it was love at first sight

Decisions, decisions! I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya that they get along, they are just too darn cute to pass up. I dont think Ive seen them before, what a great score Sharon!
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AWWWWWWWWWW!!! How could anyone resist those big eyes he is a real charmer, such a cutiepie....I would get more Sharon, I can't think of reason not to as long as you think they will have enough space etc. I'm sure by now you are a valued customer at your lfs, so hopefully they should take them back if by chance it didn't work out.

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That's it...Decision made!!! I'm getting two more, and I'll hope for the best.
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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I hope it's the right decision too seeing I helped persuade you LOL! Good Luck Sharon...but they are so adorable that you have to at least give it a try....fingers crossed.

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What a darling little baby fish. I love the color, shape, and the cute eyes!
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories

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Default Re: I Couldn't Resist!!!

So it's a Perch.
I thought they were only brackish.

Anyway he looks cool, and nice pics.
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