View Full Version : One Fish For 90 Gallon Tank

08-13-2015, 07:55 PM
I am planning on starting another 90 gallon tank and wanted to get ideas as to what fish I should put in it. I only want one fish in this tank and was thinking about an Arowana or an Oscar. Any other suggestions, I only want one fish in this tank?

09-17-2015, 08:59 PM
Somebody must have some suggestions?? I have the tank ready to go and water cycled. Thanks.

09-17-2015, 09:31 PM
You could always hit the auction next weekend and see if anything awesome jumps out at you.

09-17-2015, 09:34 PM
Arrowana get much to large for 90 gallon tanks. The suggestion of going to the auction is great! You could do something like a Fire Eel or maybe a Electric Blue Jack Dempsey.

09-18-2015, 07:59 AM
oscar is good, but something else would be fine..an Arrowana is fine, but you will have to find it a home in a year. i would try a pair of fish, get babies...geophagus surinamensis are incredible when big...something like that

Mog Carns
09-18-2015, 08:25 AM
If you really want suggestions and personal opinions... don't.

Somewhere between Christmas and Spring Break you will be asking for advice on where to rehome "single_monster_fish_01"

09-18-2015, 10:14 AM
I would say no to arowana as well. A single Oscar would be a good idea if you wanted a true wet pet. Single severum could get huuuuuuuuuge in a 90 gallon. :) You should try making a dinner plate-sized severum!

09-18-2015, 11:41 AM
A large puffer might be an interesting pet as well.

Just a thought.

09-18-2015, 11:54 AM
if you don't mind hybrids, a flowerhorn?

michael wolfe
09-18-2015, 09:16 PM
Go Native! There are a number of sunfish that would fit the bill perfectly, have as much or more personality than an oscar and would require no heater. Redfin Pickerel would be another interesting specimen... they dont get much bigger than a foot long so would be good for that sized tank... they are a little on the sedate side, but a very interesting fish.

09-19-2015, 07:47 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will definitely be at the auction. My plan is to get a bigger tank at the end of this year definitely. Looking into the geophagus surinamensis as well. They look great in adulthood.

michael wolfe
09-20-2015, 12:50 PM
If that is all you want, I still say go native!


09-20-2015, 08:20 PM
How big do those get? And where to purchase a native fish like that?

Mog Carns
09-21-2015, 11:04 AM

Available online, and via personal collection trips.

Is #022 the license required for selling/giving away natives?

09-21-2015, 11:48 PM
im happy to catch a few redear and send them your way...i actually have a longear in my koi holding tank that was terrorizing everything in my native tank. you can have him. he made me angry. i do not love him. i dont know how he looks now because all i can see is the top. i will try to catch him and see if hes still pretty.

michael wolfe
09-22-2015, 10:43 PM
An adult Redbreast could get up to a foot long.

Anyone with a fishing license in Georgia has the ability to catch a redbreast sunfish. And that would include me. Or maybe you?

A day in the field would be easy to do.