Oddball Fish

 Here is a page for all those people who like the weird looking species of fish or that just want something different.

Species- Carnegiella strigata

Common name- Mabel Hatchet

Care Level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful

Adult Size- 2 inches

Tank Size- 10 gallons or bigger

Good Tank Mates- Other peaceful community fish

Unsuitable Tank Mates- Aggressive or larger species 

 Species- Apteronotus_albifrons

Common Name- Black ghost knife fish

Care Level- moderate

Temperament-peaceful

Adult Size- 10-12 inches

Tank Size- 55 gallons

Species- Gymnotus tigre

Common name- Tiger knife fish

Care level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 11 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons

Species- Chitala_chitala

Common Name- Clown knife fish

Care Level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult Size-15-24 inches

Tank Size- 55 gallons

Species- Gnathonemus_petersi

Common Name- Elephant nose

Care Level- moderate

Temperament- semi aggressive

Adult Size-  6-8 inches

Tank Size- 29 gallons

Species- Osteoglossum_bicirrhosum

Common Name- Silver arowana

Care Level- moderate

Temperament- aggressive

Adult Size- 20-30 inches

Tank Size- 100 gallons

Species- Electrophorus electricus

Common name- Electric Eel

Care level- Hard

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 7 to 8 feet

Tank size 125 or bigger

Need to know information- This species is nocturnal it also can be very dangerous. This fish is not for beginners.  The reason I say this  is because this fish can produce a  shock that can reach one amp or 600 volts that can paralyze a mammal the size of a horse. So be careful when handling this fish. This fish well also eat other fish. Best kept in a species tank.

Species- Channa micropeltes

Common Name- Red snake head

Care Level- Very hard

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult Size- 20-35 inches

Tank Size- 125 gallons

Need to know information- this fish is not for beginners it is very aggressive and a very unpredictable because a bite wound from one of these fish could very well need stitches. Also this fish has bin banned in a lot of U.S states.

Species- Mastacembelus_erythrotaenia

Common Name- Fire eel

care level- hard

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 20-30 inches

Tank size 55 gallons 

Species-  Gymnothorax tile

Common name- Freshwater Moray Eel

Care level- Hard

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 13 inches

Tank size- 80 gallons

Need to know information- this species of Eel needs lots of hiding place also it does best in brackish water and can be easily stressed. Also needs to be fed live or frozen foods like shrimp blood worm.

 

 

 Species- Gymnothorax polyuranodon

Common name- Freshwater Moray Eel

Care level- Very hard

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 35 inches

Tank size- 80 gallons

Need to know information- this species of Eel needs lots of hiding place also it does best in brackish water and can be easily stressed. Also needs to be fed live or frozen foods like shrimp blood worm.

 

 

 Species- Erpetoichthys_calabaricus

Common Name- Reed fish

Care level- moderate

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size-10-16 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons

Species- Potamotrygon_motoro

Common Name- Common freshwater stingray

Care Level- moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 24 inches

Tank size- 200 gallons plus

Species- Potamotrygon leopoldi

Common name- River stingray/ Devil stingray

Care level- hard

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 13 - 15 inches

Tank size- 200 gallons plus

Species- Gobioides_broussonnetii

Common Name- Violet dragon gobie

Care level- easy

Temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 6-8 inches

Tank size- 29 gallons 

Species- Pantodon_buchholzi

Common Name- Butterfly fish

Care level- easy

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 4-5 inches

Tank size- 20 gallons 

Species- Hydrolycus scomberoides

Common name- Vampire Tetra

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 24 inches

Tank size- 100 gallons or bigger 

Species- Parambassis ranga

Common name- Indian glass fish

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 3.1 inches

Tank size 20 gallons or bigger

This species is a schooling breed so it likes to be kept in groups of six or more. It also is a very nervous fish so it does like have tall groups of plants to hide in. 

Species- Xenentodon cancila

Common name- Silver needle fish

Care level- hard

Temperament- Aggressive

Adult size- 12 inches

Tanks size- 60 gallons or bigger

Need to know information- This species should be kept in a well covered aquarium due to the fact that they are really skilled jumpers. Also do not try to hand feed as their teeth are very sharp. They will eat any fish that they can fit in their mouth.