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    Bowfin with tank mates

    Discussion in 'Cold Water, Temperate and N.A. Native Fish' started by Charney, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:47 PM.

    1. Charney

      Charney The Fish Doctor
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      Anyone have any experience with bowfin and tank mates? I have one that I have been growing out for a while now. He is pushing 12 inches. Just worked out he has been alone for the last 3 months before he was with a black umbee who he pushed around a little in a 75. I want to put him in my 300 with 2ft leichardti, 1 ft vulture cat, 1ft Australian eel cat, large indo dat, large fire pike, Oscars lots of polys a probably some other fish I am forgetting. Thoughts?
       
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      Biggest I have had was a twelve incher.It ate floating pellets and did not cause any problems.Could you post a pic of that lei?
       
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      Thank you. This guy eats everything. Have to be careful feeding. He normally hits his head on the lid.
      Will do my best to get a picture of the lei
       
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      I have two bowfin, with the larger of the two about 11-12". They are in with pumpkinseed sunfish, northern sunfish, and a warmouth. There is no aggression at all in this tank.

      I wouldn't be worried about the bowfin being the aggressor, but I would watch aggression directed at the bowfin.
       
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