Tank mate suggestinon for mid column fish with current stocking

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I currently I have 5 upper jaw polypterus, a NTT Datnoid ~ 8 inches, and a chalceus macrolepidotus around 8 inches in a 180g. I am looking to add 1 more fish to the current stocking. I do not want to get schooling fish d/t the bioload...SDs, and tinfoils will also outcompete the poly's for food. I do not want to add another Dat or Poly atm. I would rather have some other oddball to fill the ranks. I don't want a Flagtail d/t the chane of it sucking the bichirs' slimecoat. Any suggestions? I do not have to be mindful of size/shape so it doesn't end up food.
 
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Have 2 old Spotted Silver Dollars with my Polypterus they never out compete them for food. Probably because I fed a variety of foods. I had a Florida Gar in my 180g until it jumped out.
I love SD's but I have had bad luck with them. I always get a real manic/skittish group that contantly bang/panic into the side of the tank. They were good sized WC though....that might have something to do with it.
 

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Yeah leopard fish it right up my ally. So it wouldn't end up as food? My Dat attempted to eat a 5 inch flagtail lol. He loves silver fish I guess. He completely ingored 2 inch tiger scats though. Leopards max out at 8inch right? They are probably seasonal fish too, correct?
 
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Yeah leopard fish it right up my ally. So it wouldn't end up as food? My Dat attempted to eat a 5 inch flagtail lol. He loves silver fish I guess. He completely ingored 2 inch tiger scats though. Leopards max out at 8inch right? They are probably seasonal fish too, correct?
5-6 inches is more typical for leopard bushfish. Largest one I've seen was around 7 inches.
 
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