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Old 06-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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75 gallon tank

I have a 75 gallon fresh water tank. In it are:

1 jaguar cichlid (2 in)
1 jewel cichlid (2 in)
1 green terror (1.5 in)
1 firemouth (1.5 in)
1 jack dempsey (1 in)
1 black convict (1.5 in)
1 Senegal bichir (5 in)
1 Raphael catfish (3 in)

As the fish get bigger I plan on getting rid of some if I have to. Is the tank too overcrowded as it is?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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I have a 75 gallon fresh water tank. In it are:

1 jaguar cichlid (2 in)
1 jewel cichlid (2 in)
1 green terror (1.5 in)
1 firemouth (1.5 in)
1 jack dempsey (1 in)
1 black convict (1.5 in)
1 Senegal bichir (5 in)
1 Raphael catfish (3 in)

As the fish get bigger I plan on getting rid of some if I have to. Is the tank too overcrowded as it is?
Way too much for that tank long term. Not a good direction you are going!
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #3
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Way too much for that tank long term. Not a good direction you are going!
That's putting it mildly. Long term this tank would be easily triple stocked. A 75g can't support the bioload or aggression. I suspect there will be some deaths when the jaguar starts getting aggressive.

You really need to rethink the stock and make some decisions on what to keep. All great fish, but not at the same time with your setup.
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x2 I'd go 125g minimum on half those fish, better start thinning the herd now.
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Ouch yes as above you will have a bloodbath on your hands long term.The Jag will likely kill all the others as he grows in that sized tank.
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I have a 75 gallon fresh water tank. In it are:

1 jaguar cichlid (2 in)
1 jewel cichlid (2 in)
1 green terror (1.5 in)
1 firemouth (1.5 in)
1 jack dempsey (1 in)
1 black convict (1.5 in)
1 Senegal bichir (5 in)
1 Raphael catfish (3 in)

As the fish get bigger I plan on getting rid of some if I have to. Is the tank too overcrowded as it is?
Way overcrowded. The Jaguar and Bichir will get way too big for that tank size anyway, so if you are not planning on upgrading to a 125 gallon or more then they will need to go.

The others are all OK in a 75gallon but there are too many in there. You could do 2 or 3 max of what's left. So it's whatever your choice really.
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Not gonna beat a dead horse, keep the jag and bichirs. By far the best out of the current stock.
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Not gonna beat a dead horse, keep the jag and bichirs. By far the best out of the current stock.
Agreed about the jaguar, I don't like those snakey birchirs.

The rest of the stock is basically the Cichlid selection at every single LFS.
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I don't like those snakey birchirs..
Says the pike man, them snakey headsy wanna bees.
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Says the pike man, them snakey headsy wanna bees.
Ugh - Snake heads are ugggggly.
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