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BIG fish in planted Aquariums

Other than a Angels & Discus has/does anyone HERE ON THIS SITE keep larger fish in planted Aquariums?
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 01:14 AM
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I have an 8 or 9 inch common pleco in my planted tank...
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Big catfish work fine, even though they kinda nip your plants...

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I want to do a big setup with a bichir someday.

I have also thought that a riparium with a ray or two would be cool. With the plants up above the water it would leave plenty of footprint for the rays to zoom around.
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i've seen lots with various large fish. arowana's are a popular one. i've always wanted a planted gar pike tank.

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My biggest fish was Pearl Gourami and Sailfin Molly..
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My biggest fish is a rainbowfish.
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I had to go back and edit the OP. I rally was hoping to hear from people here about what worked & didn't.

I tried years ago to put an Amazon Sword in a clay pot and put in in a 70g; with a 7" Oscar. He ripped the plant out and up. He tipped over the pot, cracked the pot. When I got home he was swimming in his mess, wagging his tail fin like a bad little puppy. Epic fail.

Oscar not such a good choice.

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I have an 8 or 9 inch common pleco in my planted tank...
Tell us a bit more how large a tank, what plants work & what don't.
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the largest I have seen are giant gouramis. I used to have a pair of piranhas, but they outgrew their tank and I couldn't get them the new tank I had been planning on due to obligations to a friend. they were around 6" when I had to bring them back.
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I have a silver arrowana in my 55g, he'll soon be relocated to my 125g. I've never had a problem.

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Some time ago there was a member here who had a real nice planted setup with red-bellied piranhas.
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I once read about someone keeping a Pacu in a planted tank.

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My largest fish has been a full grown 6-7 inch SAE.


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And even HE uproots parts of my carpet and breaks some of my stem plants.


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Thanks for the contributions.

I'm looking at a used 125 and considering who would live in it with plants. Top three are Wild Angels, Wild Discus...OR...Frontosa
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