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Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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55 gallon tank

I have a 55 with only 2 pictus cats in it any ideas of a cichlid species to go with them. I really wanted an alibino Oscar but I doubt that's gonna work. Any others?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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Cuban! They are basically smaller jags. Males top out at 8-10" or so. With the same attitude to match. Awesome fish.

Could also try a Texas, I'm finding myself liking them more and more these days.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:13 AM   #3
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Severums would be an option, some very nice varieties available too.
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That sounds very interesting where would you find Cubans? And I like the looks of sevs to, so all those guys mention would be ok with 2 pictus also right?
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That sounds very interesting where would you find Cubans? And I like the looks of sevs to, so all those guys mention would be ok with 2 pictus also right?
Pretty sure many of the online vendors sell Cubans. I have never kept them so I can't really attest to their actual temperament. I don't know if a pair would work with tank mates or not.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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Oh alright I kinda just want a solo fish in with these 2 cats instead of a pair though. I will do some research on them and does it matter the type of sev if I went that route? Like could I get gold or red shoulder or green?
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Oh alright I kinda just want a solo fish in with these 2 cats instead of a pair though. I will do some research on them and does it matter the type of sev if I went that route? Like could I get gold or red shoulder or green?
Sevs are of the same temperament as a O I would say. Some can be nasty but for the most part they are chill. I don't see why one wouldn't work. You could do any of them which ever type you like best.
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A single severum, the 2 pictus cats and a school of tetras would set that tank off!!! You could even do a pair of sevs if you like. Just keep up with weekly 50% water changes!
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You could up the pictus to 3-5 also.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Ok well idk why I did it but I rescued a 5 inch CAE to so now I have 2 pictus 1 CAE could I still have 1 Severum?
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