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Old 12-29-2015, 11:43 PM   #1
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Re-Stocking a 120G

Sorry to bother everyone but I posted this in general discussion and got some decent feedback but I was still advised to post this here to get more advice. After some thought and discussion with my LFS I've decided to restock my 120G with the following:



4x silver sharks (willing to leave out)



2x pindares ( willing to leave out)



1x nicaraguensis (willing to leave out)



1x multispinosa



1x Parachromis friedrichsthalii



1x jack Dempsey



1x Oscar



1x robertsoni



1x green snook



1x red snook



1x gold saum



1x steindachneri



My LFS helped me with this list and seems it will be ok but I still wanted the advice of everyone here



I know now I'd probably be overstocked but if there's a chance I'd like to add the following:



1x synspilum



1x ghost knife (willing to leave out)



1x blue acara



2x threadfin heckeli



4x rainbow bosemani (willing to leave out)



2x chocolate cichlids



3x clown loaches



I'm looking forward to everyone's input



P.s I'm planning to replace my cannister to make sure my filter can handle all this





Would this work?

Also if it would help I can make a list in order of favourite to least favourite


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Old 12-30-2015, 09:29 AM   #2
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First I would pick the 1 must have from your list. Then we can go from there to build a good stock that will be happy in a 4 foot 120.
I would forget the snook's the males can reach 20"
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:41 AM   #3
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First I would pick the 1 must have from your list. Then we can go from there to build a good stock that will be happy in a 4 foot 120.
I would forget the snook's the males can reach 20"

This is too hard. Really struggling to pick one

I really want an Oscar with a parachromis friedrichsthalii or gold saum. I think 2-3 would be ok in a 4'?

Can we start building from here?


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You need a 8ft tank at the minimum to house your first stock list. A 4ft tank doesn't allow for much individual territory which quickly becomes a issues with aggressive new world cichlids. I'd pick one large fish and a few smaller species and call it stocked.
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You need a 8ft tank at the minimum to house your first stock list. A 4ft tank doesn't allow for much individual territory which quickly becomes a issues with aggressive new world cichlids. I'd pick one large fish and a few smaller species and call it stocked.

Oh ok

Can I put a Oscar with a gold saum or parachromis friedrichsthalii and smaller species or that won't work either?


Also could you recommend some smaller species?


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HUKIT is the man with new world cichlids. He wont steer you wrong.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
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HUKIT is the man with new world cichlids. He wont steer you wrong.

I'm hoping he can lol. Or someone can lol

I really got my heart set on a few fish. Just hoping I can get the right advice before I get the fish

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I'm not an expert but I think you have too many things that eventually will grow too big.

I can also see the parachromis tearing a lot of the other fish apart. I mean, it's in the same genus as jags and dovii
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Not familiar with a lot of those fish but that oscar will most likely inhale those fish when it gets big enough

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I'm not an expert but I think you have too many things that eventually will grow too big.

I can also see the parachromis tearing a lot of the other fish apart. I mean, it's in the same genus as jags and dovii

I understand I can't have everything. That's why I'm trying to get an idea from everyone of what I can have.

From what I know the parachromis doesn't have the same temperament as jags and dovii. It's actually more laid back


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