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Old 03-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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I have a 70 gallon aquarium. This aquarium home 1 jack Dempsey ( 6 inches ). A convict ( 2 inches ) a Oscar ( 1.75 inches ) a gold severum ( 4 inches ). I called my local pet store and they said that I have a 2.5 inch Texas jack Dempsey hybrid. Could I get it? In the aquarium I have a emperor 400 filter.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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[QUOTE="Oscarluva"]I have a 70 gallon aquarium. This aquarium home 1 jack Dempsey ( 6 inches ). A convict ( 2 inches ) a Oscar ( 1.75 inches ) a gold severum ( 4 inches ). I called my local pet store and they said that I have a 2.5 inch Texas jack Dempsey hybrid. Could I get it? In the aquarium I have a emperor 400 filter.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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I run two Rena xp3 filters for my 125 gallon. Some people say my tank is a little over stocked but if your over filter your tank, keep up with water changes, and monitor your nitrates nitrites and ammonia I'm sure you'll be fine for now. Eventually I'd upgrade to a 6 foot tank though.
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Yes you should be totally fine adding that Texas hybrid. If you didn't have the Oscar in there then you'd be ok. I find that oscars create an astonishing bioload compared to the other cichlids. Ive see them take human-size dumps.
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Yes you should be totally fine adding that Texas hybrid. If you didn't have the Oscar in there then you'd be ok. I find that oscars create an astonishing bioload compared to the other cichlids. Ive see them take human-size dumps.
Hahaha that big? How?..... On second thought dont answer that
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Lol seriously tho, has anyone noticed the type of waste an Oscar creates? It's insane. Instead of small, stringy waste like other cichlids, an Oscar will produce big, thick poops. Sometimes they are so big the dang fish will rub em off on a rock or something. It may be just my experience, lol.
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Lol that is disgusting. I have never had the privilege to own one because I have a 30 gallon and I definitely can't upgrade. My parents would kill me. Or not let me post on these forums, same difference.
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Lol seriously tho, has anyone noticed the type of waste an Oscar creates? It's insane. Instead of small, stringy waste like other cichlids, an Oscar will produce big, thick poops. Sometimes they are so big the dang fish will rub em off on a rock or something. It may be just my experience, lol.
I have experienced it also, I had two of them and had to clean the sand every three days,I sold mines to a Lfs,nice fish but I'm hooked to mbuna's now
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I had some of those before and they are beautiful. I love how they pick the gravel an throw it out of their caves or hiding spots.
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I have a 70 gallon aquarium. This aquarium home 1 jack Dempsey ( 6 inches ). A convict ( 2 inches ) a Oscar ( 1.75 inches ) a gold severum ( 4 inches ). I called my local pet store and they said that I have a 2.5 inch Texas jack Dempsey hybrid. Could I get it? In the aquarium I have a emperor 400 filter.
Maybe for like a week or two you could add a new fish, then you'll have to rehome 80% of the fish in there. There is no way a 70g could support that bioload/aggression issues your going to have trying to keep all those fish in a little tank.
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