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Old 07-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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90g South American Stocking

So I have a 90g (48x18x24) tank and I'm looking to stock it with some South American cichlids and dither fish. So far I have 20 neon tetras (I wanted a large school) and am unsure what else I want in there. There will also be a common pleco (yes I know they aren't the best, but my girlfriend needed me to take it). I was thinking either a few rams or some other earth eaters like orange head tapajos, another school of tetras and maybe some silver dollars? I'm interested to hear your ideas.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Well I would personally toss the neons and get something big to live with the Pleco. But you could probably do some type of geophagous group would probably be your best bet. Don't know a whole lot about eartheaters though..
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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I've been playing with the idea of tossing the neons and going for just a cichlid tank where I could have a one big centerpiece fish with a few smaller cichlids or something like that as well. Just so many options...
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I've been playing with the idea of tossing the neons and going for just a cichlid tank where I could have a one big centerpiece fish with a few smaller cichlids or something like that as well. Just so many options...
Id go oscar and maybe some severums or convicts
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Id go oscar and maybe some severums or convicts
That is way to much fish for a 90 gallon and convicts are Central American.

I would leave the neons, add a group of Geophagus sp. "Tapajos Red Head and then put in some Cory cats and call it a day.

That common pleco will have to be rehomed before to long.
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2 severums 2 heckellis and 9 dithers
Or geos in place of the heckellis
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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That is way to much fish for a 90 gallon and convicts are Central American.

I would leave the neons, add a group of Geophagus sp. "Tapajos Red Head and then put in some Cory cats and call it a day.

That common pleco will have to be rehomed before to long.
Most "Central" And "South American" cichilids are okay together. It's African and those two you don't want to mix up.
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Most "Central" And "South American" cichilids are okay together. It's African and those two you don't want to mix up.
I disagree as most centrals even in the smaller genus of fish have a drastically higher level of aggression over the south american cousins. There are a few exceptions but most don't mix well.
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My oscar is just as aggressive as my convict and firemouth in the same tank.
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Please don't derail the OPs thread with all this mixing fish stuff. If you have a mix tank that's your prerogative. I wasn't commenting on the fact you should not mix them but that the cichlids the poster mentioned are from different continents.
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