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Old 04-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was thinking of getting a new fish tank. I was thinking of around 150 gallons. And I really love the idea of some African chiclids mabey a yellow lab or something if you guys have any ideas on what I should get let me know and since its going to be my first chiclids It needs to be not to to difficult. And won't kill each other. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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If you are getting a 150 gallons you have a lot of choices. As long as you let your tank cycle, and add fish gradually while they are juveniles, most cichlids will thrive. Always over filtrate, and weekly or biweekly water changes. Feed them high quality flakes/pellets and frozen/meaty foods. And always give them a lot of hiding spots with rocks, wood, and fake plants.

Option 1 - smaller, very light aggression, a lot of movement.
6 angels, 4 keyhole cichlids, 2 german blue rams, 15 cory cats, 20 neons.

Option 2 - larger, slight agression, slow moving.
5 uaru, 4 geophagus, 12 straitia botia, 3 Bolivian rams.

Option 3 - slight aggression, slow moving, medium sized.
6 festivum, 2 severums(green,red,gold), 6 spotted raph cats, and 5 apistos.

Option 4) huge fish, aggressive, african/south american mix but won't kill each other.
1 jack Dempsey, 1 fire mouth, 1 frontosa, 4 peacocks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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I like option 3 and 4 but I might not be able to handle the aggression do I just put many hiding spots In the tank
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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If you are getting a 150 gallons you have a lot of choices. As long as you let your tank cycle, and add fish gradually while they are juveniles, most cichlids will thrive. Always over filtrate, and weekly or biweekly water changes. Feed them high quality flakes/pellets and frozen/meaty foods. And always give them a lot of hiding spots with rocks, wood, and fake plants.

Option 1 - smaller, very light aggression, a lot of movement.
6 angels, 4 keyhole cichlids, 2 german blue rams, 15 cory cats, 20 neons.

Option 2 - larger, slight agression, slow moving.
5 uaru, 4 geophagus, 12 straitia botia, 3 Bolivian rams.

Option 3 - slight aggression, slow moving, medium sized.
6 festivum, 2 severums(green,red,gold), 6 spotted raph cats, and 5 apistos.

Option 4) huge fish, aggressive, african/south american mix but won't kill each other.
1 jack Dempsey, 1 fire mouth, 1 frontosa, 4 peacocks.
None of those are Africans. For Africans you can do just about anything provided proper filtration. You can do peacocks, mbuna really whatever you want
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Ok thanks
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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I really like the yellow labs and are going to have some of them any other cichlids I can add with them?
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I really like the yellow labs and are going to have some of them any other cichlids I can add with them?
Lots, if you like the yellow, check out Kenyis, the male is yellow, female blue. Red zebras, yellow tail aceis, rusty, cobalt zebra, demasonis. Just do some research, you will find tons you will want.
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I was looking at read zebras actually
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Oops, thought it said Americans! Sorry. I need to read more carefully.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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O its cool I like yours too
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I have a friend with a 150 gallon tank. She has 3 yellow labs, 3 jewels (and fry - too many to count), 1 gourami, 1 venustus (he's gorgeous) and others. They all seem to do well together. The labs have spawned twice and have has two survive.
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Ok thanks for the info because I do want to breed some make a little money
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Ok thanks for the info because I do want to breed some make a little money
Don't expect to make any money, first mistake of any first time breeder. After everything it takes to raise them you will be lucky to break even
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I know I have two tanks full of angel fish all I need to do is feed them because I'm going to have to get rid of the angel fish soon so ill have two spare 30 g grow out tanks but thanks anyway
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What about a zebra cichlid
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If I had a 150g tank I would do an all male peacock and hap tank. I'm thinking bout doing that to my 75g
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Nice post a pic if you do
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