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Old 12-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Tank mate help please

I all. I have a very well established 56 column tank that currently has 2 jds. A male and female, a convict, a Pleco and a Jacob. Tonight after 3 years my jewel suddenly passed. All week he was hanging out at the heater and I knew something was wrong but he had no visible signs of scrapes, tears or shredded fins. Tonight he looked bad so I added melafix and within 3 hours was dead very sad since they all got along but were raised together w. I want to add another fish but need advice on a new
One to b a good match for the already established territories of the jds and the Jacob who can get very aggressive. I think the Jacob was the culprit if TGIs death as sometimes he would chase the jewel and nip at it. What do you think I can add peacefully to the tank? It looks so empty
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When those JD's are full grown I can assure you the tank won't look empty, I think your fully stocked now. Maybe try to add a school of fish(7-10) such as buenes aires tetras for some movement but as far as cichlids go I wouldn't add anymore.
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Awesome idea. I'm just a little hesitant though of adding tetras with the dempseys as they are already a good 5 inches. About the size if your hand. Have you had success?
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I have has success but again it's dependant on the indiviual fish, I've had festae leave them alone and cutteri kill them. I'd give them a try and see, there are others like giant danios that are faster and much harder to catch.
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After you mentioned the Tetras I had giant danios in mind. Ill just gave to get the ones with the less fancier fins. I worked at a pet store for 8ish years in the fish department and our giant danios were gorgeous. Might be a fun idea to do a school.
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