Mini monster for 250L (66Gal)

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Hi guys I am getting a 250L tank in 2 weeks, it is the largest I can afford to get and currently it will be a community tank.

Are there any mini monsters/ predators I can keep in that that can be fed pellet as a base diet.
Also better if they can be kept in groups of 3 or more..

Any suggestions would be cool
 

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Some bush fish and Polypterus is the direction I would go.

What interests you? What are u drawn to?
 

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Well if you're looking for mini monsters. I would say exodons but thy are more of a species only tank. Otherwise for community I would go with a large group of tiger barbs and a school of cories for bottom dwellers.
 

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I was thinking of an African biotope but it would be a bit expensive, bushfish are nice but polypterus are a bit touch and go to find here. I am going to investigate
Well if you're looking for mini monsters. I would say exodons but thy are more of a species only tank. Otherwise for community I would go with a large group of tiger barbs and a school of cories for bottom dwellers.
Tigers in a 60gal?? I thought they needed 180 for a group?
 

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Do a bunch of dwarf puffers with other small fish, that way you get the best of all worlds... Plus could even go planted that way ;)
 

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African biotope....African butterfly fish, bushfish, and a Senegalus or delhezi. That'll cover ur zones in the water column.

Like fat homer said. A group of dwarf puffers look good.
 

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I don't know if you would consider these monsters, but african butterfly fish
Butters are a bit touch and go on feeding
African biotope....African butterfly fish, bushfish, and a Senegalus or delhezi. That'll cover ur zones in the water column.

Like fat homer said. A group of dwarf puffers look good.
Yea maybe I could replace an African knife (originally wanted) with polypterus
But do bichirs move a lot? I would like a bit of movement.
What could I keep with puffers, I read they attack almost anything
 

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The African knife can be added to what I mentioned.

Upper jaws like palmas polli, senegalus, and delhezis will move around especially if there's food.

Puffers I would advise as a species only tank.
 

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The African knife can be added to what I mentioned.

Upper jaws like palmas polli, senegalus, and delhezis will move around especially if there's food.

Puffers I would advise as a species only tank.
African knives cost R550, that is like $35 (rough)
 
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