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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question What would YOU put in a 60 gallon aquarium?

I am thinking of getting another 60 gallon aquarium.

I currently have a variety of Tropical fish in a community tank right now which is also a 60 gallon.
I have done Cichlids and love them but am not sure if i want to go that way again or just what to do if i get another tank. I like Oscars too but know i should only keep 1 in a tank that size. I could do a couple of turtles...or maybe some froggies, shrimpies, crawfish?? Maybe i should do fancy gold fishies?? I used to have some beauties!
One thing i do not want to try is saltwater fish. As much as i love them and how beautiful they are i am not ready for that.

What would you put in a 60 gallon tank if you had one?
Help me decide.
Of course i would do lotz of research well before starting up the new tank.

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Well, if it was me I'd keep an octopus. But since marine animals are out...

Newts? That would be interesting . Or a HUGE school of neon tetras .

Lung fish or one of it's relatives would also be neat.




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I think you should keep a GIGANTO colony of SW hermies! YAAAAAAAY!



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Hehe...that actually did come to mind but i dont know much about them. Are you talking about the land ones? I would have to do my research first of course.

I do remember Sasamis Big Red...*sigh...how i luved Big Red! He was the biggest flirt!
He was an aquatic Hermie if i remember correctly.

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maybe anglefish...or some large fish in general


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luvnature- Hehe...that actually did come to mind but i dont know much about them. Are you talking about the land ones? I would have to do my research first of course.

I do remember Sasamis Big Red...*sigh...how i luved Big Red! He was the biggest flirt!
He was an aquatic Hermie if i remember correctly.
I was talking about SW, cuz I was guessing you wanted to put something aquatic in it, but land hermies are even better! If theirs any info you need on them you can PM me and I can give you my fav hermie websites and all. (Voices in your head r saying Land hermit crabs... LAND HERMIT CRABS!)



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..oh so is that what that voice i hear in my head is saying?



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..oh so is that what that voice i hear in my head is saying?


Yep!

Land... Hermit... CRABS!



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hehe!!! I would fill it full of Jelly beans!! But...as far as pets after i ate all the jelly belly's i would vote for some Koi and goldfishes?? or is that not possible?? or not an option...

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Hehe...that actually did come to mind but i dont know much about them. Are you talking about the land ones? I would have to do my research first of course.

I do remember Sasamis Big Red...*sigh...how i luved Big Red! He was the biggest flirt!
He was an aquatic Hermie if i remember correctly.
Big Red was indeed an aquatic hermit crab . Very easy to take care of but you'd need a marine set-up.

Land hermits are neat...we have three. They are fun to watch although they don't seem as active as marine hermits.




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Yours arent as active? Sometimes mine wake me up 4 times a night lol! No wonder Im always tired... *Yawn*



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Not as active as my marine ones. The marine ones are literally always running around while the land ones sometimes hide.




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Oh Luv, sounds like you are suffering the dreaded multiple tank syndrome!!

As for inhabitants, angels are awsome fish. We have a shark/angel/silver dollar tank and I absolutely love it!! Fancy goldfish would be awesome too!!
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you could do a huge guppy tank! oh the colors... heh well.. im kinda hooked on guppies..

I would love to get an Oscar, so i suppose if someone gave me a 60gal i would prolly run out get an oscar.. but like you said, you could only really put one in there.. which while nice.. isnt very interesting to most people..
i'd love to have a goldie tank too.. a bunch of fancy goldfish.. oh that would be pretty.. not sure how many you could really put in a 60gal tho.. they are rather dirty..
What if you do a community tank? some guppies.. some mollies, platies.. and some neons.. i dunno what all would make a good community.. im sure Sasami could give you tons of suggestions, but to have a couple different types of schooling fish would be neat.. then maybe one or two larger fish.. and lots of plants.. real or fake.. heh.. i want alot of fishtanks.. the possibilities are endless!



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what about a muddskipper? or a mudskipper, and gold fish combo if you make it so the mudskipper will be able to get out of the water and the goldfish can have enough water.. it may be neato. i've wanted one along time hehe but they are kinda pricy at the one store that has them.. plus i wont buy from them.

crawfish seem neato. and fiddler crabs are fun to watch. i had 3 they were always looking like they wanted to fight everything so i named them stalan, mussillinni and hitler.

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