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20cm barramundi tankmates

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Hi all,

I have a 20cm barramundi in a 6x18x14 tank and was wanting to put some more fish in what can i put in with him.

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i think make it an aussie native tank

so anything autralian would go well with him

aslong as they are too big for the barra to eat :)

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I was thinking more like a american cichlid or something good to look at. :thumbup:

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ahaha im more of a purist when it comes to fishkeeping

but once again anything large enough not to be eaten should be fine :p

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matty i wouldn't put an American cichlid (or any big cichlid) for that matter

i tryed it with a barra and a female jag and things didnt go 2 well

main problem is a barra aint to good at defending itsself and once the cicglid puts it over him it will do so non stop .... BUT THIS IS JUST FROM MY EXPERIENCE you could have better luck

personally i would also stick with a aussie native tank , they can be very interesting

a few suggestions

eel tail catfish

electric blue marron

bannded puffer

silver scat

silver mono

murray cod

OR PF COURSE A NICE BIG SARATOGA jardini of course ;)

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thanks for all your help :thumb

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We had our 20cm barra in with a male red top black bar zebra and about 9 largish silver dollars. all got along really well. Just don't put in anything small enough to fit in it's mouth, we put in a pair of crimson tides and he ate the female within 24 hours. The male never got eaten but he was a bit bigger than the female.

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Rainbow fish :lol3: !! Any of the larger native variety, sooty nosed grunter, saratoga, banded grunters, basically anything that doesn't fit in its mouth!

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On 30/08/2007 at 6:29 PM, mcsx said:

ahaha im more of a purist when it comes to fishkeeping

but once again anything large enough not to be eaten should be fine :p

How can you tell ? 

    Are you gonna ask him to open his telescopic beak and measure his mouth I'm asking this more in depth because I'm scared to put my 200mm sailfin in with 50cm monster hovering around i n a 10ft tank 

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