Short advice & what can i keep my snakehead with ??

AlexS

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Hi guyz i am wondering if i can house 2 micropeltes(its babies now,only 12cm)with a stingray(10-12 also)?Thanks!
 

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Fire Eel
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One will end up killing the other, Most likely at small sizes the ray will be the victor the Micro will be the lunch.
 

fishyman

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Hi guyz i am wondering if i can house 2 micropeltes(its babies now,only 12cm)with a stingray(10-12 also)?Thanks!
A ray of that size... I don't think it has a mouth that is wide enough to swallow your snakehead(s) (you can confirm this by taking a look as your ray swims with its mouth against the front glass of your tank).

But these micropeltes are very fast growers. There is a risk that when it grows big, it may become aggressive towards your ray.
 

Blkpiranha

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I have a question. Where can I get a snakehead? I am aware that they are illegal in some states and very hard to get a hold of. I've had many different types of fish and want to try something new, so I would love to know where to buy one online. Thank you.
I smell bacon~~!
 

Madou

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Hello fellow Channa keepers,

I have started holding fishes a few years ago (Piranhas, cichlids, channas, polys), and whenever I find a new kind of channa that can be kept in a tank that I have the room for, I end up with a new tank...

I can't help it, channas are probably the most amazing fishes ever seen, and seeing them dance in front of the window, have their belly grow after a good snack, chase eachother to, in the end, drop all aggressiveness once their playmate caught, just amazes me the more I see them.

I actually have a tank with bleheris (with my luck, I have no mated pairs out of the 6 I bought so it's still 6 of them dancing all day long), a 700L tank with cichlids, and a newly created (still lacking floating plants, but everything else is in there) tank with four asiaticas, hoping to create a pair before removing the other two. (Without mentioning the few baby tanks here and there, and believe me, my housemate isn't always happy about those tanks... :p)

After acquiring these sub-juvenile Asiaticas, I realized nothing can beat channas, not even a wonderfully well setup Cichlid tank with enough colors to make you dizzy...

So I came to wonder, not that I'm particularily fond of doing a wholesale of my cichlids, and redoing my whole tank, if there was any specie/mix of species that would actually live in a 700L (about 185g if google is correct not that many americans actually get to hold channas :( ) without limiting the population to two of them.

I am not talking about a community tank, I am thinking of a channa exclusive tank, but with perhaps smaller species of channas, that actually get together, or a single specie, that actually allows for more than a paired couple...

Ideally, nothing as small as bleheris (not that there is any) but not quite monsters like Micropeltes either!

Any idea of a mix that would be compatible (and in all fairness, I would not consider any mix that wouldn't make all of them happy in the conditions it is put in) or of a kind that would live as a shoal/family without a risk of them eating eachother (And while risk zero doesn't exist in the hobby, pretty damn close to zero is what i'm after, losing one poly to choking on a smaller fish taught me to stay the f away from community tank mixing with monsters...)

if I am not clear, let me know, I tend to get excited about ideas, and gather informations the second I have them, so i'm all over the place!
 

rahulnr

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Help,.my malabar snakehead babies are not active and they didn't eat the feeder fish which I gave yesterday morning,.still wandering around..is that any cause of infection or something,,pls help me out
 

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How big are the channa , how big are they prey fish? how big is the tank? What is the setup like ? Any floating cover? decor ? filtration ? Flow?? Water parameters & temps ? How long have they been in the tank? .... all important facts that would been needed for any type of trouble shooting ...
 

rahulnr

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How big are the channa , how big are they prey fish? how big is the tank? What is the setup like ? Any floating cover? decor ? filtration ? Flow?? Water parameters & temps ? How long have they been in the tank? .... all important facts that would been needed for any type of trouble shooting ...
Tank is about 1 meter long and a half meters breadth,with one feet depth,plants are used as floating,no filtration,no heater,,fish is about 8 cm long,it has been on tank for one week,feeder is are small grass carps,and guppies,.they were quite fine and ate feeders before,.carps are about 3 cm long.
 

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Fire Eel
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What's the temp at now ? They are tropical and will go off food if the water cools
 
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