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Old 04-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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75 gallon south american cichlid tank

I am sort of rethinking this Oscar idea until I can get a 125 so i know i want a black ghost knife, and 4 silver dollars. I am looking at different cichlid types Jack Dempsey, Texas Cichlid, Convict, Severum, Green Terror, which of these list do you think will go best with the ghost knife and silver dollars.
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Blue Acara. But of the one's you listed Severum. I don't really know all that much about black ghosts but something is telling me that the other fish would be too aggressive for it.
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Once again, I am no expert. (yet!) lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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Actually I have heard the black ghost is quite aggressive not sure if I'm right on that one but I was thinking maybe a jack would get it as a baby 5 silver dollars and the ghost but I don't know yet.
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Well I wouldn't put anything with a jack dempsey. They are more aggressive then classifed.. I've seen [2] 2" jacks torment [6] 5" convicts to death.. One by one....

The ghost will do fine in both a community or cichlid tank. They are slightly aggressive but there also only 1" tall.. As long as they have somewhere to hide... The silver dollars are community only fish...

IMO I wouldn't put the silver dollars in if I wanted a cichlid tank..The knife is cool tho..
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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Alright could I do a severum, firemouth, convict ghost knife and some type of small dither fish any ideas.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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If you are looking for Dithers for Cichlids....Tin Foil Barbs....They will stay the pace in growth and Fast. If you are looking for Small Giant Danios they get about 4 inches and real fast .You'll need at least 5+ danios to school and a Shoal of the Tin Foil Barbs 6+.
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It's only a 75 gallon though I have heard tin foils need a 125 gallon minimum.
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It's only a 75 gallon though I have heard tin foils need a 125 gallon minimum.
Your correct tin foils will reach 12-14" and have no business in that size tank. Buenes Aires or Congo Tetras are good choices for fast schooling fish. IMO a BGK and some a schooling fish fill out a 75g long term, especially when they hit the 16-20" mark.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #10
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Well how about this 4 silver dollars, 1 red severum, 1 Black Ghost knife I think the severum will get along with the silver dollars since IMO they are a very peaceful cichlid any thoughts on this.
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