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Old 10-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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Please help stock my 225 gallon tank - I'm not familiar with larger fish. Need ideas!

It's a 6-foot tank (the tank dimensions are 180L x 60W x 75H)


so far I have:
6 spotted silver dollars
1 tiger oscar



I'm looking to create a community tank. But I don't know any larger fish that are compatible with oscars. So I need some advice.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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You could try a big catfish, like a common pleco since you have the room for one

MAYBE you have room for another type of cichlid or more dither fish.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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Big clown loaches maybe?
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thanks for your responses.

I have compiled a list of fish that I like, but i'm not sure if they are compatible.
Which ones will work best with my silver dollars & oscar?

leporinus
severum
arowana
flagtail
bala sharks
Tinfoil Barbs
jack dempsey
Bichir
Parrot cichlid
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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thanks for your responses.

I have compiled a list of fish that I like, but i'm not sure if they are compatible.
Which ones will work best with my silver dollars & oscar?

leporinus
severum
arowana
flagtail
bala sharks
Tinfoil Barbs
jack dempsey
Bichir
Parrot cichlid
Sorry I'm not familiar with all the fish on there but I'll do my best!
Severum-may or may not work. Maybe you should go ask severum mama herself!
Arowana-that I know isn't going to fit, they need 8 foot long minimum because they need a tank at least twice their length.
Bala sharks-could work
Tinfoil barbs-your barbs and dollars could act as dither fish for the tank
Jack Dempsey-not sure how that would work out with the Oscar
Parrot cichlid- I think they're too peaceful for an Oscar
JMO. Good luck!
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what about Red-Tail shark?
or Kissing Gourami ?
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what about Red-Tail shark?
or Kissing Gourami ?
I had 2 fully grown kissing gourami they were very aggressive to fish bigger and smaller than them
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I did some research. The following fish are compatible with both the silver dollars and oscar (apart from the standard bottom feeders -catfish, loaches)

Banded leporinus
severum
flagtail prochilodus
jack dempsey

bala sharks (needs to be kept in groups)
Tinfoil Barbs (needs to be kept in groups)
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Sturgeon? I have one in my 150g with bichers, clown knife and 4 cichlids.

Oh, yeah, the clown knife.

The knife and sturgeon are both very interesting fish, and can get 30-40 inches.
The way I see it, that gives me several years to build my own 300+ gallon tank to house the big suckers.

Also consider:

Spotted African leaf fish.
My two rainbow sharks are doing fine with this semi aggressive lot as well.
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One word AROWANA!

Just kidding

If it were me I would get one! I say, a knife or two.
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