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Stock My 160 Gallon "Garage Pond"

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I have a 160 gallon tank that I'm setting up in my garage. It will be setup on the floor like a pond, with an aquaponic filter (so it should have a high level of filtration).

If this was yours, what fish would you stock?

Requirements:

*Freshwater Fish

*No Goldfish or Cichlids.

*All fish must be the same species.

**BONUS (but not necessary)

**Chosen fish can breed in this setup.

**There is some demand for this species and excess can be sold.

So, what fish would YOU stock in a "Garage Pond"?

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Wow what a great ?

Humm,

I would have to say clownloaches or a even Angle fish. I like the clownloaches the best though for viewing.

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On 2/20/2020 at 4:20 PM, koko said:

I would have to say clownloaches . . . I like the clownloaches the best though for viewing.

You know . . . I also polled a planted tank forum I'm on, and a monster fish forum I'm on.  Out of all the ideas I've been given, I like yours best koko.  Clown loaches just seem to fit what I'm looking for, even though I wasn't totally sure what I was looking for.  lol

Have you kept clown loaches before?

I'd need to find a source for captive bred, or farmed clown loaches . . . or find someone who is selling them "used".  I prefer not to buy wild caught animals (for many reasons) and I believe most clown loaches are wild caught.  

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I found a guy on another forum selling 4 Clown Loaches.  One is 4", two are 5" and one is 6" and he is asking $150 for all four fish!

He is in California, and offering them for "pick up only", but I'm trying to talk him into shipping.  Here is a photo of all four of them:

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11 hours ago, Acro said:

I found a guy on another forum selling 4 Clown Loaches.  One is 4", two are 5" and one is 6" and he is asking $150 for all four fish!

He is in California, and offering them for "pick up only", but I'm trying to talk him into shipping.  Here is a photo of all four of them:

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Those are still just juveniles, nice find if you can get them. They are very active at night. Yup I have had them before. 

They like to hid in the day time, oh the can bite ya too. Last time I had to relocate mine one bit hard enough I had a pin size hole in my finger. Other than that they are great fish and get quite big. I saw ones years ago in a 100 gallon tank and the where almost a foot big.😲

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On 3/20/2020 at 12:39 PM, koko said:

Those are still just juveniles, nice find if you can get them. 

The guy isn't willing to ship.  But I may have found another source . . . I'll update on that later.

On 3/20/2020 at 12:39 PM, koko said:

oh the can bite ya too . . . one bit hard enough I had a pin size hole in my finger.

Did it bite you or . . . 

Poke you with it's cheek spines!!??

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Oh geez, I had no idea they did that. Dang and I thought it was teeth that got me. Rule 1 don't make them mad when trying to pick them yup 😲

Oh I do hope you can get some, they are fun. 

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