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looking for some crazy freakin fish!

As stated above, looking for crazy fish. Im talking squirrels on rockstar, a group of three year olds after 3 gallons of coffee or women at the running of the brides kind of hyperactive insane aka flat out nuts!
Currently have tiger barbs and danios.
Specs= planted 92 gal freshwater paludarium but 45 total H20 gallons. prefer smaller fish. they will have only a cleaning crew for tank mates.
any ideas folks?
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hmm, will water be heated? Will reptiles/trachemys elegans/Red Ear Sliders be present???

Cardinals, Rummy Nose Tetrasm, Rasboras (I like Harlequins myself) guppys,it really depends on temp of water and what else you have in the tank. A Water Basilisk (Jesus Christ Lizzard) and a turtle would be pretty cool along with some aquatic frogs, other than ADF's of ACF, as they are too common and lack color; newts would be cool.

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prefer smaller fish. they will have only a cleaning crew for tank mates.
any ideas folks?
Awww, I was gonna say a Senegal bichir, but they'd eat small fish in a heartbeat. Poor eyesight but bottomless pit stomach fish. Plus they get crazy huge and cool looking when full grown. Almost like a dragon.
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I have no tank mates planned as of yet.
I have had rummys and guppies, not exactly my idea of hyperactive fish ya know?
Turtles, (while cool) dont strike me as hyped up crazy either.
I know my sliders are pretty lazy. Basically i am looking for the craziest freakin fish i can find and will adjust the tank to fit the fish.

In terms of a paludarium, i have two. So I have been looking at newts/salamanders, turtles, herps you name it. But it seems every newt/salamander has WAY lower temperature needs then almost any reptile and thus extraordinarily difficult at best to co-habitate them. Turtles and larger frogs/toads eat everything smaller then them and the only lizards that would utilize the water and land are basilisks and Chinese water dragons both of which get 3` long or so. The only smallish type herp would be a chinese crocodile skink but i have yet to find anyone who has them for sale.
Not to mention like every other toad, tree frog and salamander can drown in just a few inchs of water, so im kind of dragging my feet on stocking my larger paludarium. Which is why for now, i am planning on just stocking my new smaller plant heavy paludarium and why i am looking for crazy exciting fish!
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roseline sharks!! , Harlequin rasboras, african cichlids, bleeding heart tetras, congo tetras, serpae tetras, just about any rainbow fish ie. Boesemani Rainbow, Praecox Rainbow(dwarf rainbows)
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I second congo tetras. I had to return mine cause they were too crazy. Feeding time was similar to a piranha. They were out eating my boesmani, and Cories at the same time. I was also afraid how much more food I would go through. They are a beautiful fish but ar voracious eaters.
I would compare them more to a bunch of women storming a clearance sale on Black Friday at a fashion store.

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How many tiger barbs do you have? They are very hyper in a large shoal with their daily mock battles for supremacy are fun to watch. I would avoid turtles if you want to keep fish.
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Zebra danios, they are like ping pong balls or tiger barbs.
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Wrestling halfbeaks?
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columbian tetra. they get bigger, have good color, you can even see teeth when they get larger. and feeding time is like feeding piranhas. i loved mine. i had a school of 15 in my 55 and they were cool. when they are in breeding mood the edges of the fins will get black stripe on them. mine breed a couple times for me. mine always like to photo bomb my angel pics. the blue is much better in person almost like a neon's blue




did i mention they like attention lol
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I second congo tetras. I had to return mine cause they were too crazy. Feeding time was similar to a piranha. They were out eating my boesmani, and Cories at the same time. I was also afraid how much more food I would go through. They are a beautiful fish but ar voracious eaters.
I would compare them more to a bunch of women storming a clearance sale on Black Friday at a fashion store.
Hah, someone understands me! i love it!
They sure are pretty! I def need to find a source for those and check them out! Thank you very much Jeepguy!
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Zebra danios, they are like ping pong balls or tiger barbs.
i had similier ideas. I have danios and tiger barbs. Danios are always crazy, when its feeding time they like mob my fingers! But ya I love tiger barbs.
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How many tiger barbs do you have? They are very hyper in a large shoal with their daily mock battles for supremacy are fun to watch. I would avoid turtles if you want to keep fish.
In my 75 gal i have a school of 15. it was 16 but one just would not stop attacking everything in sight. He would literally torture my bristle nose pleco! i put him on timeout in a different tank like 4 or 5 times, nothing seemed to help
eventually the rest ganged up on him and tore him up so i gave to back to LFS.
Ya no turtles for me,(except my pond) though stinkpots turtles seem to ignore the larger fish in my pond.
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roseline sharks!! , Harlequin rasboras, african cichlids, bleeding heart tetras, congo tetras, serpae tetras, just about any rainbow fish ie. Boesemani Rainbow, Praecox Rainbow(dwarf rainbows)
i was looking at electric blue jack dempseys, but they wernt very active (in relation to what im looking for)
And alot of the other cichlids get a big on the large side for what i am looking for. I have serpae tetras, pretty boring albeit pretty.
Def going to have to check out the congos though! Thanks for your help!
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