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Old 12-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have currently, 2 tiger Oscars, 1jack Dempsey, 1 green terror, 1 red finned groumi, 1 spotted gar, 1 umbee, 2 plumb headed cichlids, 1 fire mouth cichlid, 1 red devil and a red tailed catfish ( small about 5-6") in a 200 gallon aquarium, there isn't any aggression going on that ive noticed and plan on building a way bigger aquarium with more swimming room as I know they all get larger, my red tail will eventually get a pond with my res and diamond back terrapins, but my question is are there any other species I can add, I like dovii, red terror cichlid and jaguar cichlids or any others that get a decent size and wont become lunch, so any recommendations
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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I think for now your pretty fully stocked and that's assuming you have enough filtration. You could probably get away with a Jag but I wouldn't.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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I wouldn't add anything else those fish you have now will need something like a 300 gallon in the future as long as you get rid of the red tailed catfish. I would also keep your eye on the red devil.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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300 gallons isn't enough. 600 gallon would be a starting point for everything besides the red tail. If you don't build a pond soon that red tail will have everything ate in a few months. Your fish must be quite young as that many large cichlids in that small of a tank would be a blood bath. They will start fighting before long.
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I agree. That red tail will make snacks out of a lot of those fish. They can grow an inch a month. Not really a suitable aquarium fish, more like a pond or lake is needed lol. I'd look into finding a place to rehome him or build him a pond otherwise you will end up with a fat catfish.
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That Umbee will need over 200 gallons to himself, add in a psychotic fish like a red devil and you're gonna have lots of problems. I'd rethink your stock plan... Either stick with the less aggressive fish (firemouth, JD, GT) or just choose a few of the aggressive ones, build yourself a huge tank or pond, and hope/prey they don't kill each other at some point.
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