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Old 12-05-2011, 04:52 PM   #21
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There's a helpful book out there called Simon and schuster's complete guide to freshwater and marine aquarium fishes. It's not just breeding and cichlids though.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:42 AM   #22
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Thx mate
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:56 AM   #23
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Ok just remember that they will grow fast. You will need a bigger tank within 6 months.
Thx for all the help
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Ya take it from a hit who messed up w south Americans... Green terrors are nasty tankmates.. but very interesting. If u like cichlids go w some Africans and only Africans.w plenty of hiding places. The Oscar would need it tank to himself possibly w another Oscar to be paired. But the tank would be better for Africans and u would enjoy it more I bet... My terror is in a 75 w a jack and they still fight often. Causes headaches. But they are mellowing now that I got a cave that jack can fit in and terror can't. Jack hides all the time... Now my African tank OS far more active and they stay smaller... The ones I chose at least... Overstocking will ruin this hobby for u. It's better to have fewer happy healthy than a mob of dying fish imo.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:21 AM   #25
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Ya take it from a hit who messed up w south Americans... Green terrors are nasty tankmates.. but very interesting. If u like cichlids go w some Africans and only Africans.w plenty of hiding places. The Oscar would need it tank to himself possibly w another Oscar to be paired. But the tank would be better for Africans and u would enjoy it more I bet... My terror is in a 75 w a jack and they still fight often. Causes headaches. But they are mellowing now that I got a cave that jack can fit in and terror can't. Jack hides all the time... Now my African tank OS far more active and they stay smaller... The ones I chose at least... Overstocking will ruin this hobby for u. It's better to have fewer happy healthy than a mob of dying fish imo.
I had African cichlids (Malawi's) and they bulled my Oscars one Oscar almost lost a tail so i now have 2 Parrots in the tank with them and they enjoy each other my tank is now stress free i am going to get a bigger tank as my fish get bigger.

I have seen some vids online where the Green Terrors do get along with the Oscars bt i do not want to risk it ill probebly go for silver dollars then
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #26
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Sounds good. Ya terrors live up to their.name. and ya tank growth is part of.it it seems...
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This thread is exactly why I could never work at LFS...LOL.. I would be screening everybody's fish purchases based on their tank size and would probably tick off a few people when I refuse to sell!
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Wish u had when I was in high school and bought a green terror, convict, jack dempsey, common plec, and blood parrot to shove into an uncycled 30 gallon.... Wat a disaster... 6 yrs later I know just how dumb it was. But I do still have that jack and terror... In a 75 now. Plec was rehome to a lady w a 200 gallon... Others were lost to my ignorance...
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Thats how I feel about my 10 gal with African cichlids. It wasnt doing bad but wasn't right.
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I 2nd, 3rd and 4th the comments of the tank is too small for your stock. Oscars grow fast and get huge. I would recommend just getting a large tank now instead of constantly upgrading tank size and having to cycle again and again, its too much unnecessary stress on your fish. If you can't meet the size/space needs you might want to rethink which fish you want to get. Good luck.
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